23 Things They Dont Tell You about Capitalism by Ha-Joon Chang
Thing 1: There is no such thing as free market.
Thing 4: The washing machine has changed the world more than the Internet.
Thing 5: Assume the worst about people, and you get the worst.
Thing 13: Making rich people richer doesnt make the rest of us richer.
23 Things They Don't Tell You about Capitalism
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Thing 1: There is no such thing as the free market. Thing 4: The washing machine has changed the world more than the Internet. Thing 5: Assume the worst about people, and you get the worst. Thing Making rich people richer doesn't make the rest of us richer. If you've wondered how we did not see the economic collapse coming, Ha-Joon Chang knows the answer: We didn't ask what they didn't tell us about capitalism. This is a lighthearted book with a serious purpose: to question the assumptions behind the dogma and sheer hype that the dominant school of neoliberal economists - the apostles of the freemarket - have spun since the Age of Reagan.
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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. 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. Chang's iconoclastic attitude has won him fans' - Independent on Sunday. Since the beginning of the economic crisis, he has been a regular contributor to the Guardian , and a vocal critic of the failures of our economic system.