A review of Good Value

Stephen Green would be the first to tell you that he has led a privileged life. Indeed, he acknowledges his privilege throughout his book. As chair of HSBC, the global banking powerhouse, he has traveled the world and has engaged deeply in the global economy. He has sipped champagne and exchanged ideas at retreats with the world's most powerful people.

Most readers and potential readers of Good Value are also privileged. First off, nearly anyone who would pick up Green's book—or read this magazine—is economically advantaged, at least from a global perspective. Second, we are privileged to read a book in which an author ably weaves self-reflection into his analysis of the global market without making it a treatise on himself. Seen in its best light, Good Value is about the opportunities and the responsibilities that readers have to shape a more humane economy and, in so doing, to live better lives.


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