23 things they don't tell you about capitalism

Chang, Ha-Joon

In 23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism one of today's most iconoclastic thinkers destroys the biggest myths about the world we live in. Ultimately free market capitalism is making us more prosperous. The West is more efficient and financially savvy than the developing world. And technology is the way forward for everyone. Right? Wrong. This book will turn every piece of received economic wisdom you've heard on its head. It reveals the truth behind what 'they' tell you and shows how the system really works, including: 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 This galvanizing, fact-packed book about money, equality, freedom and greed proves that the free market isn't just bad for people it's an inefficient way of running economies too. Here Chang shows there's a better way. 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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