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23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism

Why capitalism is not what you think it is.

By Ha-Joon Chang
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23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism by Ha-Joon Chang

In 23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism Ha-Joon Chang destroys the biggest myths of our current economic approach. He explains how, despite what most economists believe, there are many things wrong with free market capitalism. As well as explaining the problems, Chang also offers possible solutions which could help us build a better, fairer world.

  • Students of economics who are fed up with mainstream teaching
  • Anyone who takes an interest in the financial crisis and why nobody saw it coming
  • Anyone wondering why levels of inequality are so high

Ha-Joon Chang is one of the leading critics of free-market economics. He’s a professor at Cambridge University specializing in institutional and development economics and has published many widely discussed books about economic development such as Bad Samaritans and Kicking Away the Ladder.

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