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YPFP London Words and Wires Series: Borderless Economics: Chinese Sea Turtles, Indian Fridges and the New Fruits of Global Capitalism, with Robert Guest, the Economist’s Business Editor.
When: Monday 26 March, 2012, 7pm to 8pm
Where: Wilson Room, Portcullis House, House of Commons, SW1A 2LW
This event is open to both YPFP general and affiliate members and supporters.
Robert Guest will be discussing his new book "Borderless Economics: Chinese Sea Turtles, Indian Fridges and the New Fruits of Global Capitalism" as part of YPFP London's Words & Wires Series. The book sees Mr Guest travel through dozens of countries and 44 American states, observing how migration makes the world “brainier”.
In the old days, a migrant might board a boat, sail away and never speak to his friends or family again. Now, thanks to cheap flights and phone calls, the world’s mobile multitudes stay constantly in touch with their homelands. And they form diaspora networks, which criss-cross the planet and speed the flow of ideas. Mr Guest explains how this affects global business, technology and politics.
**A limited number of copies of Robert Guest's book will available to purchase on the night**
Speaker profile: Robert Guest is The Economist's Business Editor. His previous role was Washington correspondent and Lexington columnist, covering America. He has reported from nearly 70 countries and won numerous awards. He is the author of "The Shackled Continent", a book Africa’s problems and how Africans can tackle them.