23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism
We may like or dislike capitalism, but surely we all know how it works. Right? Wrong.
Today, most arguments about capitalism are dominated by free-market ideology and unfounded assumptions that parade as ‘facts’.
This lecture in which Ha-Joon Chang will talk about his new book 23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism tells the story of capitalism as it is and shows how capitalism as we know it can be, and should be, made better.
If you’ve wondered how we did not see the economic collapse coming, Ha-Joon Chang knows the answer: We didn’t ask what they didn’t tell us about capitalism.
His book has a serious purpose: to question the assumptions behind the dogma and sheer hype that the dominant school of neoliberal economists-the apostles of the freemarket-have spun since the Age of Reagan.
Chang, the author of the international bestseller Bad Samaritans, is one of the world’s most respected economists, a voice of sanity-and wit-in the tradition of John Kenneth Galbraith and Joseph Stiglitz.
23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism equips readers with an understanding of how global capitalism works-and doesn’t.
In his final chapter, How to Rebuild the World, Chang offers a vision of how we can shape capitalism to humane ends, instead of becoming slaves of the market.