23 Things They Don't Tell You about Capitalism

Ha-Joon Chang
Level: advanced
Publisher: Penguin
Perspective: Institutionalist Economics, Other
Topic: Capitalism
page count: 286 pages

Blurb

'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

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