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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
Excellent book for the layperson, for anyone who wants to understand how our capitalist system works. Professor Chang has a great sense of humor as well.Published 2 days ago by Barbara P.H.
Questions many assumptions about capitalism and 'free trade' that even many anti-capitalist miss. (i.e. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Edward W. Duhaime
Let’s call this book what it is, an attack on free-trade. If I remove the “Things” primarily regarding trade, this may be one of the most free-market books I’ve read yet. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Derek Zweig
A quick lesson in Economics 100 and current political trends Mr. Chang provides in his excellent book.Published 1 month ago by Frank A. Longoria
Ha-Joon Chang’s book comprises 23 “things” (chapters) that each states one claim made by exponents of free markets, then tears it to pieces with examples of economic development... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Ross W V Milburn
Another tremendous economics book. Literally shaking the foundations of the present Weltbild. Read more
Mr. Chang is just afraid to put the finger in wound and to point at the real reason for the crisis - the current system of fiat money and manipulation by the central bankers. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Victor Papazov