23 Things They Don't Tell You about Capitalism
Ha-Joon Chang's 23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism turns received economic wisdom on its head to show you how the world really works.
In this revelatory book, Ha-Joon Chang destroys the biggest myths of our times and shows us an alternative view of the world, including:
There's no such thing as a 'free' market
We don't have to accept things as they are any longer. Ha-Joon Chang is here to show us there's a better way.
'Lively, accessible and provocative ... read this book' - Sunday Times
'A witty and timely debunking of some of the biggest myths surrounding the global economy' - Observer
'The new kid on the economics block ... Chang's iconoclastic attitude has won him fans' - Independent on Sunday
'Lucid ... audacious ... increasingly influential ... will provoke physical symptoms of revulsion if you are in any way involved in high finance' - Guardian
'Important ... persuasive ... an engaging case for a more caring era of globalization' - Financial Times
'A must-read ... incisive and entertaining' - New Statesman Books of the Year
Ha-Joon Chang is a Reader in the Political Economy of Development at the University of Cambridge. He is author of Kicking Away the Ladder: Development Strategy in Historical Perspective, which won the 2003 Gunnar Myrdal Prize, and Bad Samaritans: Rich Nations, Poor Policies and the Threat to the Developing World. Since the beginning of the 2008 economic crisis, he has been a regular contributor to the Guardian, and a vocal critic of the failures of our economic system.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - dougb56586 - LibraryThing
The 23 things of the title are specific criticisms the author makes against “Free Market” economics. I read and enjoyed his earlier book, “Bad Samaritans”. I enjoyed this book as well, but with have ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - bicyclewriter - LibraryThing
National and world economics is such a confusing thing to normal folks, and this book does a super job of simplifying things in a way that helps the reader see the big picture and the context. The ... Read full review