The Chasm Reviews (from Amazon website)
5.0 out of 5 stars A College Requirement!
S. J. Presti “Torey” (San Francisco, Ca. USA) –
I gave this book to my son who will be a college freshman in the Fall. It is a must read to fully understand … our global economy. While Lou Dobbs merely reports the exodus of jobs from America; David Ainsworth describes in depth how it evolved. This book is highly recommended to anyone not wanting to end up on the short side of ‘The Chasm’.
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Read and Informative Too.
A friend of mine recommended The Chasm so I dutifully read it. What a surprise! I couldn’t put it down, and I learned a lot about trade with the Far East as well. The book opened my eyes to the complexity and consequences of Free Trade and at the same time I am caught up in a compelling yarn. I am a fan of Richard North Patterson who is quite similar. Give The Chasm a try. You’ll be glad you did.
5.0 out of 5 stars Good material for an MBA class.
An attention grabber from its opening pages. The Chasm offers a compelling, human look at the pressures of global economics on the welfare of working class Americans. With such issues as (1) an unfavorable trade imbalance, (2) the trend of outsourcing and (3) increasing interdependencies of trading nations, all neatly woven into the story line, The Chasm provides a unique perspective for a case study in an MBA class. Highly recommended.
5.0 out of 5 stars A Real Page Turner
This well-written book can only come from someone with vast experience on the subject. International trade, American business, labor, and Japanese and U.S. political involvement makes this book a must read for all who like to learn from a fast moving book. If you start reading it when you go to bed, plan for no sleep, make sure it’s a Friday or Saturday night.