23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism

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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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ISBN 9780141047973
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Weight 0.224 kg
Dimensions 1.7 × 12.9 × 19.8 cm

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‘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

About the author
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).

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