23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism

23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism

Non-Fiction, Economics, Education
Paperback Published on: 01/09/2011
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Synopsis

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 Globalization isn't making the world richer We don't live in a digital world - the washing machine has changed lives more than the internet Poor countries are more entrepreneurial than rich ones Higher paid managers don't produce better resultsWe 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 YearHa-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.

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780141047973
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Weight: 224g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 17 mm

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23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism
Not a text book
This is readable, fun and interesting. I would recommend this book to everyone. It should be mandatory reading for everyone who works or even talks about e... READ MORE
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23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism
A Must Read
Highly readable demoltion job on the free market dogma that has caused most of the current economic problems. The one sad irony is that, as a 50-year-old, ... READ MORE
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23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism
23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism
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Arina
23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism
"A must for active thinkers"
Ha-Joon Chang made a brilliant job with this book, making possible to dispute the "truths" said throughtout decades by many economists(free-market believe... READ MORE
Jorge Tallo
23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism
Informative and insightful
This is a very useful and relevant book. Even several years after its publication, it provides timely insight about the very nature of capitalism and econo... READ MORE
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