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23 things they don't tell you about capitalism

Author: Chang, Ha-Joon Publisher: Allen Lane, 2010.Language: EnglishDescription: 286 p. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9781846143281Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Includes bibliographical references and index


23 Things they don't tell you about capitalism Table of contents Acknowledgements Introduction x xi i i Thing 1 There is no such thing as a free market 1 11 23 31 41 51 62 74 88 102 Thing 2 Companies should not be run in the interest of their owners Thing 3 Most people in rich countries are paid more than they should be Thing 4 The washing machine has changed the world more than the internet has Thing 5 Assume the worst about people and you get the worst Thing 6 Greater macroeconomic stability has not made the world economy more stable. Thing 7 Free-market policies rarely make poor countries rich Thing 8 Thing 9 Capital has a nationality We do not live in a post-industrial age standard in the world Thing 1o The US does not have the highest living Thing 11 Africa is not destined for underdevelopment 112 Thing 12 Governments can pick winners 125 Thing 13 Making rich people richer doesn't make the rest of us richer Thing 14 US managers are over-priced entrepreneurial than people in rich countries Thing 16 We are not smart enough to leave things Thing 17 Thing 18 Thing 19 Thing 20 Thing 21 Thing 22 Thing 23 to the market More education in itself is not going to make a country richer What is good for General Motors is not necessarily good for the United States Despite the fall of communism, we are still living in planned economies Equality of opportunity may not be fair Big government makes people more open to change Financial markets need to become less, not more, efficient Good economic policy does not require good economists Conclusion: How to rebuild the world economy Notes Index 137 148 157 168 178 190 199 210 221 231 242 252 265 277 Thing 15 People in poor countries are more

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