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

English | Dec. 26, 2007 | ISBN: 1596913991 | 288 Pages | MOBI | 502.43 KB


A rising young star in the field of economics attacks the free-trade orthodoxy of The World Is Flat head-on--a crisp, contrarian history of global capitalism. One 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.

Download:

http://longfiles.com/ukj8zlfh475o/Bad_Samaritans_The_Myth_of_Free_Trade_and_the_Secret_History_of_Capitalism_ebook3000.mobi.html

[Fast Download] Bad Samaritans: The Myth of Free Trade and the Secret History of Capitalism


Ebooks related to "Bad Samaritans: The Myth of Free Trade and the Secret History of Capitalism" :
Micro-Performance During Postwar Japan's High-Growth Era
Green Development in China: Models and Discussions
The Inner Lives of Markets: How People Shape Them-And They Shape Us
Corporate Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility of Indian Companies
Raising the Floor: How a Universal Basic Income Can Renew Our Economy and Rebuild the American Dream
Verwertungsquoten von Grundpfandrechten
Entrepreneurship and Management in Forestry and Wood Processing: Principles of Business Economics an
Life Settlements and Longevity Structures: Pricing and Risk Management
Quickbooks 2016 All-in-One For Dummies
Technology Roadmap: Concentrating Solar Power
Copyright Disclaimer:
This site does not store any files on its server. We only index and link to content provided by other sites. Please contact the content providers to delete copyright contents if any and email us, we'll remove relevant links or contents immediately.