Daniel Yergin, chairman of Cambridge Energy Research Associates and the Global Energy Expert for the CNBC business news network, is a highly respected authority on energy, international politics, and economics. Dr. Yergin received the Pulitzer Prize for the number one bestseller The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money & Power, which was also made into an eight-hour PBS/BBC series seen by 20 million people in the United States. The book has been translated into 12 languages. It also received the Eccles Prize for best book on an economic subject for a general audience.
Of Dr. Yergin’s subsequent book, Commanding Heights: The Battle for the World Economy, the Wall Street Journal said: “No one could ask for a better account of the world’s political and economic destiny since World War II.” This book has been translated into 13 languages and Dr. Yergin led the team that turned it into a six-hour PBS/BBC documentary — the major PBS television series on globalization. The series received three Emmy nominations, a CINE Golden Eagle Award and the New York Festival’s Gold World Medal for best documentary. Dr. Yergin’s other books include Shattered Peace, an award-winning history of the origins of the Cold War, Russia 2010 and What It Means for the World (with Thane Gustafson), and Energy Future: The Report of the Energy Project at the Harvard Business School, which he edited with Robert Stobaugh.
The latest entry in the University of Chicago Press’s series of newly edited editions of Hayek’s works, The Constitution of Liberty is, like Serfdom, just as relevant to our present moment. The book is considered Hayek’s classic statement on the ideals of freedom and liberty, ideals that he believes have guided—and must continue to guide—the growth of Western civilization. Here Hayek defends the principles of a free society, casting a skeptical eye on the growth of the welfare state and examining the challenges to freedom posed by an ever expanding government—as well as its corrosive effect on the creation, preservation, and utilization of knowledge. In opposition to those who call for the state to play a greater role in society, Hayek puts forward a nuanced argument for prudence. Guided by this quality, he elegantly demonstrates that a free market system in a democratic polity—under the rule of law and with strong constitutional protections of individual rights—represents the best chance for the continuing existence of liberty.
Striking a balance between skepticism and hope, Hayek’s profound insights are timelier and more welcome than ever before. This definitive edition of The Constitution of Liberty will give a new generation the opportunity to learn from his enduring wisdom.
Yergin devassa os bastidores do mercado petrolífero, analisando o aumento dos preços, a corrida pelos estoques do antigo império soviético e as fusões colossais que transformaram o cenário mundial. E encara algumas perguntas polêmicas: o petróleo vai acabar? Seria ele capaz de provocar um conflito inevitável entre a China e os Estados Unidos? Como a turbulência do Oriente Médio afetará o futuro dos estoques globais?
O autor relata a história surpreendente e, às vezes, turbulenta da energia nuclear, do carvão, da eletricidade e do gás natural e oferece uma perspectiva singular sobre o problema das mudanças climáticas. E também nos conduz pelo ressurgimento das energias renováveis, explorando o potencial de recursos como o vento, o sol e os biocombustíveis.
Das ruas engarrafadas de Pequim ao litoral do mar Cáspio, dos conflitos no Oriente Médio até o Capitólio e o Vale do Silício, Yergin revela as decisões que estão moldando o futuro.