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23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism

by Ha-Joon Chang

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PUBLISHED: 1st September 2011
ISBN: 9780141047973
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Turns received economic wisdom on its head to show you how the world really works. In this book, the author 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 Globalization isn't making the world richer; poor countries are more entrepreneurial than rich ones.
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  • Paperback
    $17.90
PUBLISHED: 1st September 2011
ISBN: 9780141047973
ANNOTATION:
Turns received economic wisdom on its head to show you how the world really works. In this book, the author 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 Globalization isn't making the world richer; poor countries are more entrepreneurial than rich ones.

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Turns received economic wisdom on its head to show you how the world really works. In this book, the author 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 Globalization isn't making the world richer; poor countries are more entrepreneurial than rich ones.

Publisher Description

'This Cambridge professor delights in paradox. And myth-busting . . . he does this with charm and a desire to see how things work in the real world' Guardian, 'In Praise of Ha-Joon Chang' In this revelatory book, Ha-Joon Chang destroys the biggest myths of our times and shows us the truth about how the world really works, including- there's no such thing as a free market; the washing machine has changed lives more than the internet; people in poor countries are more entrepreneurial than in wealthy ones; and making rich people richer doesn't make the rest of us richer. 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

Author Biography

Born in South Korea, Ha-Joon Chang is a specialist in development economics and Reader in the Political Economy of Development at the University of Cambridge. In 2005, Chang was awarded the Wassily Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought. He is author of Kicking Away the Ladder- Development Strategy in Historical Perspective (2002), which won the 2003 Gunnar Myrdal Prize, and Bad Samaritans- Rich Nations, Poor Policies and the Threat to the Developing World (2007).

Review

For anyone who wants to understand capitalism not as economists or politicians have pictured it, but as it actually operates, this book will be invaluable. -- John Gray Observer Chang's...iconoclastic attitude has won him fans such as Bob Geldof and Noam Chomsky. -- Rachel Shields The Independent on Sunday Ha-Joon Chang is a formidable critic...and a true exponent of the art of political economy -- Michael Lind Prospect In 23 lucid, sometimes breezily didactic chapters, Chang takes apart the stricken ideology of neoliberalism. Chang's method is not to engage with the neoliberals but to knock them down with assertions. -- Paul Mason, Economics Editor, BBC Newsnight Guardian Myth-busting and nicely-written . the best economists are those who look around at our man-made world and ask themselves "why?". Chang is one Independent Important .. persuasive . [an] engaging case for a more cautious and caring era of globalisation Financial Times A masterful debunking of some of the myths of capitalism ... Witty, iconoclastic and uncommonly commonsensical ... this book will be invaluable Observer

Product Details

Author
Ha-Joon Chang
Year
2011
ISBN-10
0141047976
ISBN-13
9780141047973
Media
Book
Publication Date
2011-09-01
Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Short Title
23 THINGS THEY DONT TELL YOU A
Language
English
Residence
ENK
Pages
304
Format
Paperback
Audience
General/Trade