What´s the most powerful, dynamic, and irresistible force at work in the 21st-century economy? If you said globalization, millions of people agree with you - and all of you might be wrong. In "Against the Dead Hand", Brink Lindsey looks at the realities of globalization and concludes that the genie is not yet out of the bottle. A senior fellow at the Cato Institute and Director of the Institute´s Center for Trade Policy Studies, Lindsey is in a position to know that much of the triumphalism that followed the collapse of the Soviet Union and the emergence of world markets was premature. He demonstrates that international economic integration has faced - and will continue to face - a daunting array of obstacles still in place after the worldwide failure of top-down economic control.