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23 things they don't tell you about capitalism.

Author: Ha-Joon Chang
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Challenges popular misconceptions while making startling revelations about free-market practices, explaining the author's views on global capitalism dynamics while making recommendations for reshaping capitalism to humane ends.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ha-Joon Chang
ISBN: 9781608191666 1608191664
OCLC Number: 730926717
Description: xviii, 286 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: There is no such thing as a free market --
Companies should not be run in the interest of their owners --
Most people in rich countries are paid more than they should be --
The washing machine has changed the World more than the Internet has --
Assume the worst about people and you get the worst --
Greater macroeconomic stability has not made the world economy more stable --
Free-market policies rarely make poor countries rich --
Capital has a nationality --
We do not live in a post-industrial age --
The US does not have the highest living standard in the world --
Africa is not destined for underdevelopment --
Governments can pick winners --
Making rich people richer doesn't make the rest of us richer --
US managers are over-priced --
People in poor countries are more entrepreneurial than people in rich countries --
We are not smart enough to leave things to the market --
More education in itself is not going to make a country richer --
What is good for General Motors is not necessarily good for the United States --
Despite the fall of communism, we are still living in planned economies --
Equality of opportunity may not be fair --
Big government makes people more open to change --
Financial markets need to become less, not more, efficient --
Good economic policy does not require good economists --
Conclusion: How to rebuild the world economy.

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Challenges popular misconceptions while making startling revelations about free-market practices, explaining the author's views on global capitalism dynamics while making recommendations for reshaping capitalism to humane ends.

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