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“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.”—Time
“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.’”—Publishers Weekly
“Myth-busting and nicely-written collection of essays”—Independent (UK)
“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.”—Kirkus Reviews
“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.”—John Gray, Observer (UK)
“A lively, accessible and provocative book.”—Sunday Times (UK)
“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 behavior. 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.”—Steven Weinberg, Remapping Debate
“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.”—AlterNet Executive Editor Don Hazen
In conclusion, this is a very good book about a very important subject.
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The book is a highly readable debunking of some of our most popular free market myths, twenty-three, to be exact.
A seminal book on modern economics. The most complete and clear model ever. Also offering a clear and realistic path to better economics.Published 1 day ago by Jean Pierre Tollenboom
Capitalism is still the best economic system but it comes in many different forms. This book is an extraordinarily good summary that uses objective figures, data and evidence to... Read morePublished 5 days ago by W. Cheung
Read tons of this waiting for him to get to something other than a thinly failed commercial for mercantilism, crony capitalism, and reducing liberty. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Rational Bear
My favorite book! I've read this book so many times and I still can't get enough of it. Witty and insightful!Published 16 days ago by Beltina
Very rarely, never losing relevance, and not for long does Change digress from his succinctly argued cases and even then the digression is interesting and amusing. Read morePublished 26 days ago by Maria Lourdes Barcelon Locsin
I believe this will prove to be something of a classic on the list of popular economics booksPublished 28 days ago by Douglas Hazelrigg
Very interesting and well documented. You may not agree with his points but you will have ahard time ignoring them.Published 1 month ago by Donald Macke
Ha-Joon Chang's iconoclastic book on the follies of untrammelled free-market economics was published shortly after the financial meltdown of 2008, but its messages remain relevant... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Diogenes
Be prepared to question about half of what your Econ 110 professor told you. This book points some glaring flaws in the assumptions many of us make about market incentives and... Read morePublished 2 months ago by thoreau