The World in 2050
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‘A dazzling history of the future – Hamish McRae has given us a tour de force’ – Tim Harford
A bold and illuminating vision of the future, from one of Europe’s foremost speakers on global trends in economics, business and society
What will the world look like in 2050? How will complex forces of change – demography, the environment, finance, technology and ideas about governance – affect our global society? And how, with so many unknowns, should we think about the future?
One of Europe’s foremost voices on global trends in economics, business and society, Hamish McRae takes us on an exhilarating journey through the next thirty years. Drawing on decades of research, and combining economic judgement with historical perspective, Hamish weighs up the opportunities and dangers we face, analysing the economic tectonic plates of the past and present in order to help us chart a map of the future.
A bold and vital vision of our planet, The World in 2050 is an essential projection for anyone worried about what the future holds. For if we understand how our world is changing, we will be in a better position to secure our future in the decades to come.
PRAISE FOR THE WORLD IN 2050: A dazzling history of the future - Hamish McRae has given us a tour de force. * Tim Harford, author of How to Make the World Add Up * Looking into the future takes courage and insight and fortunately Hamish McRae has both. In this engrossing book, he draws on a wealth of research to examine the great trends that are shaping our world and help us to understand where we are going. * Margaret MacMillan, author of War: How Conflict Shaped Us * This exceptionally wide ranging, deeply thoughtful and well written exploration of the future should be read by everyone who has an interest in what may happen to our world ... We cannot predict the future, but fortunately we can read Hamish McRae's masterful analysis to anticipate, understand and shape it. * Ian Goldin, Professor of Globalisation and Development, University of Oxford * Praise for The World in 2020: Each page bristles with insights. Everybody who is thoughtful about the future should read this book * Sunday Times * A rare combination of economics, political judgement and human values -- Anthony Sampson Brings together a wealth of information, sound judgements and an eye for telling detail * Financial Times * The best topographical survey of the world's economic landscape that I have read * International Herald Tribune * Thoughtful, sensible, and extremely well-written * Economist *
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