Bad Samaritans: The Myth of Free Trade and the Secret History of Capitalism download free [PDF and Ebook] by Ha Joon Chang

Bad Samaritans: The Myth of Free Trade and the Secret History of Capitalism download free [PDF and Ebook] by Ha Joon Chang year 2009
  • Book name: Bad Samaritans: The Myth of Free Trade and the Secret History of Capitalism
  • Author: Ha Joon Chang
  • Release date: 2009/7/15
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Society and Social Sciences
  • ISBN: 9781596915985
  • Rating: 7.25 of 10
  • Votes: 188
  • Review by: Gerald Marvin
  • Review rating: 8.97 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/11/11
  • Total pages: 276
  • Includes a PDF summary of 31 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: 'Lucid, deeply informed, and enlivened with striking illustrations.' -Noam ChomskyOne economist has called Ha-Joon Chang 'the most exciting thinker our profession has turned out in the past fifteen years.' With Bad Samaritans, this provocative scholar bursts into the debate on globalization and economic justice. Using irreverent wit, an engagingly personal style, and a battery of examples, Chang blasts holes in the 'World Is Flat' orthodoxy of Thomas Friedman and other liberal economists who argue that only unfettered capitalism and wide-open international trade can lift struggling nations out of poverty. On the contrary, Chang shows, today's economic superpowers-from the U.S. to Britain to his native Korea-all attained prosperity by shameless protectionism and government intervention in industry. We have conveniently forgotten this fact, telling ourselves a fairy tale about the magic of free trade and-via our proxies such as the World Bank, International Monetary Fund, and World Trade Organization-ramming policies that suit ourselves down the throat of the developing world. Unlike typical economists who construct models of how the marketplace should work, Chang examines the past: what has actually happened. His pungently contrarian history demolishes one pillar after another of free-market mythology. We treat patents and copyrights as sacrosanct-but developed our own industries by studiously copying others' technologies. We insist that centrally planned economies stifle growth-but many developing countries had higher GDP growth before they were pressured into deregulating their economies. Both justice and common sense, Chang argues, demand that we reevaluate the policies we force on nations that are struggling to follow in our footsteps.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 12H43M35S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: International Business, Business & Management, Economic History
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 17.56 USD
  • Dimensions: 145x209x20mm
  • Weight: 263g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: New York, United States

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