'It is a recommended reading for practitioners, trade negotiators, and policy makers concerned about making trade an effective tool for facilitating the transition to more green and sustainable economies.'
Hussein Abaza, Economics and Trade Branch
'This book is an important corrective to the myth that free trade will lift millions out of poverty. It should become required reading for all people seeking to understand the truth about trade.'
John Hilary, War on Want
'Finally, an empirically-based assessment of the trade and globalization process that does not veer left or right, but moves the debate forward!'
Kevin P. Gallagher, Boston University
'George also discusses harms from intellectual-property agreements, competition and investment policies, and regional trade agreements, before suggesting some reforms to make policy in "the global interest", and to mitigate "biodiversity loss" and global warming. "Scientific rigour tends to be unpopular with decision-makers, who generally use the studies to support their own proposals and may prefer not to know how far from the truth the results might be." Perhaps they have somewhat less of an excuse now.'
Stephen Poole, The Guardian
'...a tour de force from a practitioner in the field, which is likely to shock, and rightly so, all those wedded to the ideology of neo-liberalism.'
P. Pacheco-Lopez, University of Kent