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Bad samaritans : the myth of free trade and the secret history of capitalism, Ha-Joon Chang

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Bad samaritans : the myth of free trade and the secret history of capitalism
Title
Bad samaritans
Title remainder
the myth of free trade and the secret history of capitalism
Statement of responsibility
Ha-Joon Chang
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Contrarian economist Chang blasts holes in the "World Is Flat" theories 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 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 forcing policies that suit ourselves on the developing world. Unlike typical economists who construct models of how economies are supposed to behave, Chang examines the past: what has actually happened. He calls on America to return to its abandoned role, embodied in programs like the Marshall Plan, to offer a helping hand, instead of a closed fist, to countries struggling to follow in our footsteps.--From publisher description
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Chang, Ha-Joon
Index
index present
LC call number
HF1713
LC item number
.C5185 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Free trade
  • Capitalism
Label
Bad samaritans : the myth of free trade and the secret history of capitalism, Ha-Joon Chang
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Prologue: Mozambique's economic miracle: How to escape poverty -- The double life of Daniel Defoe: How did the rich countries become rich? -- My six-year-old son should get a job: Is free trade always the answer? -- The Finn and the elephant: Should we regulate foreign investment? -- Man exploits man: Private enterprise good, public enterprise bad? -- Windows 98 in 1997: Is it wrong to 'borrow' ideas? -- Mission impossible?: Can financial prudence go too far? -- Zaire vs Indonesia: Should we turn our backs on corrupt and undemocratic countries? -- Lazy Japanese and thieving Germans: Are some cultures incapable of economic development?
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
xi, 276 p.
Isbn
9781596913998
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
20070229 58
System control number
  • (OCoLC)137331522
  • (OCoLC)137331522
Label
Bad samaritans : the myth of free trade and the secret history of capitalism, Ha-Joon Chang
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Prologue: Mozambique's economic miracle: How to escape poverty -- The double life of Daniel Defoe: How did the rich countries become rich? -- My six-year-old son should get a job: Is free trade always the answer? -- The Finn and the elephant: Should we regulate foreign investment? -- Man exploits man: Private enterprise good, public enterprise bad? -- Windows 98 in 1997: Is it wrong to 'borrow' ideas? -- Mission impossible?: Can financial prudence go too far? -- Zaire vs Indonesia: Should we turn our backs on corrupt and undemocratic countries? -- Lazy Japanese and thieving Germans: Are some cultures incapable of economic development?
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
xi, 276 p.
Isbn
9781596913998
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
20070229 58
System control number
  • (OCoLC)137331522
  • (OCoLC)137331522

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