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

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
Creator
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
Cataloging source
DLC
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Chang, Ha-Joon
Dewey number
382/.71
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
Note
"First published in Great Britain in 2007 by Random House Business Books"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-266) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn137331522
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
xi, 276 pages
Isbn
9781596913998
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2007022958
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 927565
  • (Sirsi) o137331522
  • (OCoLC)137331522
Label
Bad samaritans : the myth of free trade and the secret history of capitalism, Ha-Joon Chang
Publication
Note
"First published in Great Britain in 2007 by Random House Business Books"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-266) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn137331522
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
xi, 276 pages
Isbn
9781596913998
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2007022958
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 927565
  • (Sirsi) o137331522
  • (OCoLC)137331522

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