'No society can surely be flourishing and happy, of which the far greater part of the members are poor and miserable."
-Adam Smith, An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, 1776.
In Interdependent Economy, author Liem Gok In investigates the causes of today's imbalanced world economy. In her analysis, she frees macro-economic thinking from the straitjacket of the micro-logic of growth, opening up a whole new space where policy proposals can unfold. Furthermore, she does not hold up any one economic system as the ideal, but proves that people of various cultures and lifestyles can thrive by defining their own unique economies.
Interdependent Economy is not ideology; it is mere logic followed to the end. This logic is rooted in a basic need felt by all people of this world-to live and to survive. The result: economic policy that accomplishes self-empowerment for individuals and world peace for all.