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23 Things They Don't Tell You about Capitalism (MP3 CD)

By Ha-Joon Chang, Joe Barrett (Performed by)
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Thing 1: There is no such thing as a free market. Thing 4: The washing machine has changed the world more than the internet has. Thing 13: Making rich people richer doesn t make the rest of us richer. This lighthearted book has a serious purpose: to lay bare the assumptions behind today's dominant economic dogma. As the acclaimed economist Ha-Joon Chang shows us with crisp, ironic wit, all economic choices are also political ones, and it's time for us to be honest about them. 23 Things They Don t Tell You about Capitalism reveals how global capitalism works and doesn t. Where economics is dry, this Cambridge professor delights in paradox. And myth-busting because what Chang does in 23 Things is take apart many of the assertions put forward by those who argue that economics is nothing more than letting markets rip. Guardian (UK) A lively, accessible and provocative book. - David Smith, Sunday Times (UK) Shak es] Economics 101 assumptions to the core. Kirkus Reviews.

About the Author

Ha-Joon Chang has taught in the Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge, since 1990. He has consulted for numerous international organizations, including the United Nations, the World Bank, and the Asian Development Bank. He has published eleven books, including Kicking Away the Ladder, winner of the 2003 Myrdal Prize. In 2005, Chang was awarded the Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought, whose previous recipients include Amartya Sen and John Kenneth Galbraith.

Joe Barrett has been a working stage, screen, and recording booth actor since 1974 and an award-winning and eight-time Audie Award nominated audiobook narrator since 1999. He also practiced law for five years--but don t hold that against him. Joe is married to actress Andrea Wright, and together they have four very grown children.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781455884162
ISBN-10: 1455884162
Publisher: Brilliance Corporation
Publication Date: June 12th, 2012
Language: English