Language: English | Number of Pages: 304 | Format: eBook | In other languages: (other languages) Dutch , Spanish , Italian , Greek , Chi traditional , German , Catalan

Isbn-13: 9780141957869 | Publish date: 

Also available as: Hardcover , Paperback

Category: Business & Economics , Non-fiction , Social Science

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Book Description

Ha-Joon Chang dispels the myths and prejudices that have come to dominate our understanding of how the world works. He succeeds in both setting the historical record straight ('the washing machine has changed the world more than the internet'; 'the US does not have the highest living standard in the world'; 'people in poor countries are more entrepreneurial than people in rich countries') and persuading us of the consequences of his analysis ('making rich people richer doesn't make the rest of us richer'; 'companies should not be run in the interest of their owners'; 'financial markets need to become less, not more, efficient').



As Chang shows above all else, all economic choices are political ones, and it is time we started to be honest about them.

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    Educative

    I don't know much about economics, this book was very clear and understandable and taught me a lot. I liked the delivery, the way the chapters were planned and the explanations and examples. Very conv ...continue

    I don't know much about economics, this book was very clear and understandable and taught me a lot. I liked the delivery, the way the chapters were planned and the explanations and examples. Very convincing.

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