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23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism(23 haqiqa yakhfunaha ‘anka bi-khusus al-ra’smaliya)

23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism(23 haqiqa yakhfunaha ‘anka bi-khusus al-ra’smaliya)
23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism(23 haqiqa yakhfunaha ‘anka bi-khusus al-ra’smaliya)

by:Ha-Joon Chang,
ISBN: 999219426X
Format: Paperback
Published: 12/05/2013

There’s no such thing as a ‘free’ market. Globalization isn’t making the world richer. Poor countries are more entrepreneurial than rich ones. This 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 lays out the alternatives, and shows there’s a better way.

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One of today's most iconoclastic thinkers destroys the biggest myths about the world we live in.
Chang presents an enlightening précis of modern economic thought-and all the places it's gone wrong, urging us to act in order to completely rebuild the world economy: "This will [make] some readers uncomfortable...it is time to get uncomfortable
Chang, befitting his position as an economics professor at Cambridge University, is engagingly thoughtful and opinionated at a much lower decibel level. "The 'truths' peddled by free-market ideologues are based on lazy assumptions and blinkered visions," he charges.
Myth-busting and nicely-written collection of essays
Shaking Economics 101 assumptions to the core ... Eminently accessible, with a clearly liberal (or at least anticonservative) bent, but with surprises along the way-for one, the thought that markets need to become less rather than more efficient.
For anyone who wants to understand capitalism not as economists or politicians have pictured it but as it actually operates, this book will be invaluable
A lively, accessible and provocative book
For 40 years, I have worked as a journalist and trained thousands of other journalists from my former perches as a University of Missouri Journalism School professor and as executive director of Investigative Reporters and Editors. I have written newspaper articles, magazine features and entire books with heavy doses of economics policy and business behaviour. I wish the book 23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism had been available when I was a rookie; I would have been more alert to the hands-off-business catechism by which Americans are relentlessly indoctrinated.
I doubt there is one book, written in response to the current economic crisis, that is as fun or easy to read as Ha-Joon Chang's 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.
Ha-Joon Chang has taught at the Faculty of Economics and Politics, University of Cambridge, since 1990. In addition to numerous articles in journals and edited volumes, he has published seven books (three of them co-authored) and eight edited books (six of them co-edited). His books include the international bestseller Bad Samaritans: The Myth of Free Trade and the Secret History of Capitalism and Kicking Away the Ladder, winner of the 2003 Myrdal Prize.

In 2005, Chang was awarded the Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought. His writings have been translated into thirteen languages.
Award winning author
Interesting for an Arab audience already widely critical towards market economy

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