23 Things They Don't Tell You about Capitalism

Author(s): Ha-Joon Chang (University of Cambridge, UK)

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The acclaimed Ha-Joon Chang is a voice of sanity-and wit-in this lighthearted book with a serious purpose: to question the assumptions behind the dogma and sheer hype that the dominant school of neoliberal economists have spun since the Age of Reagan." 23 Things They Don't Tell You about Capitalism" uses twenty-three short essays (a few great examples: ""There Is No Such Thing as a Free Market,"" ""The Washing Machine Has Changed the World More than the Internet Has"") to equip readers with an understanding of how global capitalism works, and doesn't, while offering a vision of how we can shape capitalism to humane ends, instead of becoming slaves of the market.Praise for" 23 Things They Don't Tell You about Capitalism" "A lively, accessible and provocative book."-"Sunday Times" (UK )"Chang, befitting his position as an economics professor at Cambridge University, is engagingly thoughtful and opinionated at a much lower decibel level. 'The "truths" peddled by free-market ideologues are based on lazy assumptions and blinkered visions, ' he charges."-"Time"

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"Chang, befitting his position as an economics professor at Cambridge University, is engagingly thoughtful and opinionated at a much lower decibel level. 'The "truths" peddled by free-market ideologues are based on lazy assumptions and blinkered visions, ' he charges."--"Time"

"Chang presents an enlightening precis of modern economic thought--and all the places it's gone wrong, urging us to act in order to completely rebuild the world economy: 'This will [make] some readers uncomfortable...[;] it is time to get uncomfortable.'""--Publishers Weekly"

"Myth-busting and nicely-written collection of essays""--Independent"(UK)

"Shaking Economics 101 assumptions to the core ... Eminently accessible, with a clearly liberal (or at least anticonservative) bent, but with surprises along the way--for one, the thought that markets need to become less rather than more efficient."--"Kirkus Reviews"

"For anyone who wants to understand capitalism not as economists or politicians have picture

Ha-Joon Chang teaches in the Faculty of Economics at Cambridge University. His books include the international bestseller Bad Samaritans: The Myth of Free Trade and the Secret History of Capitalism and Kicking Away the Ladder, winner of the 2003 Myrdal Prize. In 2005, Chang was awarded the Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought.

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  • : 9781608193387
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : January 2012
  • : 207mm X 141mm X 20mm
  • : United States
  • : books

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  • : Ha-Joon Chang (University of Cambridge, UK)
  • : Paperback / softback
  • : 330.122
  • : 288