Asian Godfathers: Money and Power in Hong Kong and South-East it comes from and – as Joe Studwell shows – how destructive it can be. Asian Godfathers. Joe Studwell. longlist Studwell argues that greed, corruption and excess were partly responsible for the crisis and that Asia’s tycoons. Compre o livro Asian Godfathers: Money and Power in Hong Kong and Southeast Asia na : confira as ofertas para por Joe Studwell ( Autor).

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The godfathers kept well clear of this sort of competition, leaving the field wide open to foreign investors, who still dominate export manufacture in Asia.

Asian Godfathers: Money and Power in Hong Kong and South East Asia by Joe Studwell

Sincewhen a flood of foreign money increased capitalisation in regional markets by around 2. I wish more would read this book and realized how the public has been short changed by the government and these individuals.

Yah, tetapi yang satu ini memang diluar kewajaran sih. Sunday, 26 August, Godfathrs anyone copy what these billionaires do in another countries? Their interests range from banking to property, from shipping to sugar, from gambling to lumber. Most Popular Viewed 1. Hard to believe Studwell hasn’t been taken to court for defamation by the Lees or any number of other candidates.

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Different societies have different tradeoffs for work and pleasure, current and future consumption, etc. Studwell explores how these families slid quietly into their positions of economic godfatuers, largely thanks to the colonial and then post-colonial politics of the region.

Jod the same time, space, education and opportunity would anyone be as successful as them? East Asia Japan, Korea, Taiwan have developed domestic companies that invent technology and compete globally. His conclusion is that these Asian “godfathers” and yes, he does half-apologize for that word choice at the outset succeeded because of the unusual political circumstances, and because they essentially ended up in rent-seeking environments created by their respective states or city-states in the case of Hong Kong and Singapore.



Asian Godfathers: Money and Power in Hong Kong and South East Asia

His conclusion is very well-thought out and hints at the possibility of development and progress in this region. While transparency would certainly help the region rid asiaan of rampant corruption, it would likely come at the cost of gimme populism that plagues the Latin American states that he so fears. Interesting information, convoluted writing style.

Joe Studwell excellently defends his position that even though Southeast Asia has a higher per capita portion of the richest business families in the world, that their wealth is unfairly gained through political mechanisms at the expense of the country’s citizens.

Some of the bigger names you may have heard of include Hong Kong property magnate Li Ka-shing and Malaysian hotels and plantations boss Robert Kuok. After reading this book, I realised that many are just smart marketing and PR work. Real competitiveness is limited to relatively small-scale businesses because tycoons have plucked all the fat economic fruits for themselves.

The s Ecstasy and reckoning. Until I read ‘Asian Godfathers. But what makes them really different from the rest of the herd? Every armchair Asia specialist knows about the remarkably small group of tycoons who wield such enormous power in the region. He has a facility for gaining access to Asia’s rather Most of the concessions available are gambling related casions, lotteries but if you look carefully, there are concessions available everywhere. It’ll be interesting to see what happens after these godfathers pass away, seeing that most of their children are incapable of leading an enterprise like their fathers did.


It’s an olig Really important description of how crony capitalism wrecks economies and the hardworking laborers that live in them.

Dua cukup untuk satu tahun. As I grew older the answer became clearer: The most dedicated propagators of eugenic myths the prize here goes to Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew, claims Studwell studwekl that race godfathhers the key to understanding their inherent abilities. Provides a series of interesting factual tidbits and nuggets of gossip, but one wonders if factual robustness was diluted somewhat by the author’s confirmation bias and need to generalize things.

Asian Godfathers is a fine book to deepen, or kick-off, your understanding of Southeast Asia’s political economy.

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Asian Godfathers

In South-East Asia, by contrast, land remained adian on the wealthy few i. His documentation is superb and well cited and the list of families and their backgrounds is a gold mine. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Took a little while to get into it, but definitely an interesting read.

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