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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.
I'm enjoying the read. Ha-Joon Chang's writing flows easily and clearly....Get back to me for more...Published 3 days ago by Fredrik Christiansen
The book is an eye opener and is easily understood. I recommend it highly. It should be read by all government personnel.Published 7 days ago by Stanley A. Hirsch
23 things simply contains a huge amount of information and insight I didn't understand.Published 18 days ago by howardyork
Excellent, very well-informed, debunking of many of the myths propounded about the "Free Market' and "Capitalism". Read morePublished 1 month ago by Contrarian
Oh how I wish I had "23 Things they didn't tell me about capitalism" by Ha-Joon Chang back in my undergrad days. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Gerald M. Sutliff
A seminal book on modern economics. The most complete and clear model ever. Also offering a clear and realistic path to better economics.Published 2 months 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 2 months ago by W. Cheung