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23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism Paperback – 2 Sep 2010

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  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Allen Lane; First Edition 4th Impression edition (2 Sept. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1846143284
  • ISBN-13: 978-1846143281
  • Product Dimensions: 14.4 x 2.9 x 22.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 221 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 132,401 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Leading economist [Ha-Joon Chang] has likened the nation's acceptance of free-market capitalism to that of the brainwashed characters in the film The Matrix, unwitting pawns in a fake reality. [Chang] debunks received wisdom on everything (Rachel Shields Independent)

A masterful debunking of some of the myths of capitalism ... Witty, iconoclastic and uncommonly commonsensical ... this book will be invaluable (John Gray Observer)

Lively and provocative book ... Read this book (David Smith Sunday Times)

Incisive and entertaining ... scathing about the conventional wisdom' (Robert Skidelsky New Statesman)

Important .. persuasive ... [an] engaging case for a more cautious and caring era of globalisation (James Crabtree Financial Times)

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 (Sean O'Grady Independent)

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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 results; and 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 Books of the Year"). Ha-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. -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine andere Ausgabe: Paperback.

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