Bad Samaritans: The Myth Of Free Trade And The Secret History Of Capitalism
  • Bad Samaritans: The Myth Of Free Trade And The Secret History Of Capitalism
  • Bad Samaritans: The Myth Of Free Trade And The Secret History Of Capitalism
  • Bad Samaritans: The Myth Of Free Trade And The Secret History Of Capitalism
  • Bad Samaritans: The Myth Of Free Trade And The Secret History Of Capitalism
  • Bad Samaritans: The Myth Of Free Trade And The Secret History Of Capitalism
ISBN: 1596915986
EAN13: 9781596915985
Language: English
Release Date: Jan 2, 2009
Pages: 288
Dimensions: 0.9" H x 8.1" L x 5.5" W
Weight: 0.6 lbs.
Format: Paperback

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With irreverent wit, an engagingly personal style, and a battery of real-life examples, Ha-Joon Chang blasts holes in the World Is Flat orthodoxy of Thomas Friedman and other neo-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 United States to Britain to his native South Korea--all attained prosperity by shameless protectionism and government intervention in industry. We in the wealthy nations 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 economies are supposed to behave, 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 Read More chevron_right

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