Today, Salon runs Andrew Leonard’s interview with Barbara Garson, the author of Money Makes the World Go Round. Garson put part of her advance in a bank account and the rest in a mutual fund, and then traced the path of the money around the globe. The point is to expose the huge set of interdependencies on which globalization is based in terms that a layman can easily understand. I’m a major sucker for systems theory, the more complex the system the better, so this book looks very fascinating to me. I’ve also been puzzled for quite some time about the inner workings of globalization, and also about why most hardcore leftists are against it. Is it a kneejerk reaction against capitalism and foreign investment, or is there a legitimate beef. I’m looking forward to reading the book in hopes that it will shed some light on the subject. I imagine the answer lies somewhere in the middle.