23 things they don t tell you about capitalism audiobook
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.
Ha-Joon Chang - 23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism
23 Things They Don't Tell You about Capitalism (Unabridged)
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Cancel anytime. Now, in an entertaining and accessible primer, he explains how the global economy actually works - in real-world terms. Writing with irreverent wit, a deep knowledge of history, and a disregard for conventional economic pieties, Chang offers insights that will never be found in the textbooks. With irreverent wit, an engagingly personal style, and a battery of real-life examples, Ha-Joon Chang blasts holes in the "World Is Flat" orthodoxy of Thomas Friedman and other neo-liberal economists who argue that only unfettered capitalism and wide-open international trade can lift struggling nations out of poverty. We all have the sense that the American economy - and its government - tilts toward big business, but as Joseph E.
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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. A masterful debunking of some of the myths of capitalism