How the World Ran Out of Everything

為什麼所有的東西都在缺貨?

類別 : 社會科學
ISBN:9780063257924
頁數 : 480
出版 : Mariner Books, 2024 年 6 月 11 日
版本 : 精裝版
版權窗口 : 繁體博達代理Mengying / 简体博達代理Mengying

內容介紹

《紐約時報》得獎記者彼得.S.古德曼在撰寫了25年全球經濟報導後,將以睿智的眼光、豐富的資訊來檢視和分析全球供應鏈的弊病。

 

在充滿不確定性的現代生活中,有一件事我們還是很有把握,只要我們在網路上按下幾個按鍵,快遞就會在幾天後送來我們訂購的商品。但過去的幾年中,這件事卻突然也不確定了起來,全世界最富裕的國家居然在疫情期間缺口罩、家長們買不到奶粉,而耗費數十億生產的電動車也因為晶片短缺不能出貨。

 

疫情期間,大型貨船困在海上、倉庫滿溢、貨車延遲,從瑣碎的無聊商品到生活必需品,所有的物資都缺貨。長榮的貨船在蘇伊士運河擱淺6天後,居然讓接下來的數個月,全世界的工廠都停下來,只能苦苦等待零組件與原物料的到來。當全世界都震驚於疫情的嚴重性時,這樣的情況更加凸顯了令人不安的事實—我們習以為常的生活供應連居然如此的脆弱。直到今天全球供應鏈的情況依然如此,因為各方的經濟利益、市場的不透明性,以及供應鏈產業員工越來越糟糕的工作條件,全球供應鏈隨時都面臨癱瘓的危機。

 

《為什麼所有的東西都在缺貨?》將帶領讀者深入全球供應鏈系統,展現供應鏈中每一位成員現況,包含亞洲的工廠、北加州的杏仁農場主、德州的罷工鐵路運輸工、還有帶著古德曼橫越北美大平原的貨車司機。透過他們的故事,古德曼揭示全球供應鏈錯綜複雜的內部運作,還有導致其無時無刻都可能會停擺的各種因素,並呼籲這個產業除了需要重新組織,當中的勞方與資方更是需要重新協商工作條件,讓這個產業更有彈性、更有可靠性,也希望讀者可以更加關注生活物資是怎麼到達我們的手上。

作者介紹

Peter S. Goodman 是《紐約時報》的全球經濟線記者。他曾任《紐約時報》駐倫敦的歐洲經濟線記者和駐紐約的國家經濟線記者,更是主導了《紐約時報》關於經濟大衰退的得獎報導,其中一個報導系列入圍了普立茲獎決賽。在此之前,他曾作為《華盛頓郵報》記者報導網路泡沫和蕭條,並擔任《華盛頓郵報》駐中國的亞洲經濟線記者。他著有《達沃斯人》(Davos Man)和《過期:寬鬆貨幣的終結與美國經濟的復興》。他於美國裡德學院取得學士學位,並在加州大學柏克萊分校取得越南史碩士學位。

書評

“A meticulously researched, clearly reported and truly infuriating history of the way the top 1% of the world has systematically arranged the way societies operate in order to become even richer, all to the detriment of the rest of us. … The book serves as a call to arms and an invitation to fight back against the continued unabashed pillaging of all economies by those who least need it.”  — San Francisco Chronicle on Davos Man

 

“Powerful. … Goodman’s reporting is biting and bitterly funny. … Davos Man shows us that today’s extreme wealth is inextricably linked to a great crime, perhaps the greatest one of this century: the hijacking of our democracy.” — Washington Post

 

“Excellent. ... An angry, powerful look at the economic inequality that's been brought into sharp relief by the COVID-19 pandemic. … A powerful, fiery book, and it could well be an essential one.” — NPR.org on Davos Man

 

"The Times’s global economics correspondent profiles five billionaires (along with workers and migrants across the world) to show how their exploitation of the pandemic has exacerbated inequality across the globe." — New York Times Book Review on Davos Man

 

“Well-written and well-reported. … A passionate denunciation of the mega-rich.” — The Economist on Davos Man

 

"A biting, uproarious yet vital and deadly serious account of the profound damage the billionaire class is inflicting on the world. Peter S. Goodman guides the reader through the hidden stories and twisted beliefs of some of the titans of finance and industry, who continually rationalize their bad behavior to themselves." — JOSEPH E. STIGLITZ, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Economics

 

"Unflinching and authoritative, Peter Goodman’s Davos Man will be read a hundred years from now as a warning, bellowed from the blessed side of the velvet rope, about a slow-motion scandal that spans the globe. Deliciously rich with searing detail, the clarity is reminiscent of Tom Wolfe, let loose in the Alps, in search of hypocrisies and vanities." — EVAN OSNOS, National Book Award-winning author of Age of Ambition and Wildland

 

“One of the great financial investigative journalists, Peter S. Goodman delivers a meticulously detailed account of how the billionaire class has hijacked the world’s economy, feasting on calamity, shirking taxes, all the while spouting bromides about compassionate capitalism. I so wish this tale of limitless greed and hypocrisy was a novel or a mini-series and not the truth about the world in which we live. Reader, prepare to be enraged.” — BARBARA DEMICK, author of Nothing to Envy and Eat the Buddha

 

“Goodman is a skilled reporter whose stories of private affluence and public squalor are filled with detail and human interest.” — Wall Street Journal

 

“New York Times global economics correspondent Goodman mounts a scathing critique of the greed, narcissism, and hypocrisy that characterize those in ‘the stratosphere of the globe-trotting class’… An urgent, timely, and compelling message with nearly limitless implications.” — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

 

“Impressively detailed. … Very readable, extensively reported. … A well-researched and lively explanation of how the global economy works, and the turning points that have enabled profiteering by the ultra-rich while undermining societal and democratic institutions.” — Charter

為什麼所有的東西都在缺貨?

How the World Ran Out of Everything

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