Up the down escalator: why the global pessimists are wrong - Charles Leadbeater - Google книгиLook Inside. Jan 28, ISBN Apr 02, ISBN One of our most incisive and committed journalists—author of the classic All the Livelong Day —shows us the real human cost of our economic follies. The Great Recession has thrown huge economic challenges at almost all Americans save the super-affluent few, and we are only now beginning to reckon up the human toll it is taking. Down the Up Escalator is an urgent dispatch from the front lines of our vast collective struggle to keep our heads above water and maybe even—someday—get ahead. Garson has interviewed an economically and geographically wide variety of Americans to show the painful waste in all this loss and insecurity, and describe how individuals are coping.
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Leadbeater spends a long time analysing just why everyone has been so relentlessly pessimistic about globalism; instead, his book "challenges the power of pessimism: arguing against pessimism feels like walking up the down escalator, it is quite hard work. Yet there are strong grounds for thinking quite optimistically about what the 21st century might hold".
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A book which proclaims that its purpose is the defeat of chronic pessimism needs to begin with a convincing demonstration that the enemy exists. The failure of Up the Down Escalator to perform that essential task is largely attributable to Charles Leadbeater's apparent confusion about what pessimism is. Pessimists assume the worst - very often without much justification. Robert Kaplan's judgment that 'the benefits of global capitalism are not distributed equally' is not an example of the gloom that Up the Down Escalator aims to disperse. It is a statement of indisputable fact. It must be admitted that what Up the Down Escalator lacks in analysis and evidence, it more than makes up for in unsubstantiated assertion. The opening sentence - 'Pessimism is in power' - is typical, in its meaningless rhetoric, of what follows.