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  • Bad Samaritans

  • The Myth of Free Trade and the Secret History of Capitalism
  • By: Ha-Joon Chang
  • Narrated by: Jim Bond
  • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
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With irreverent wit, an engagingly personal style, and a battery of real-life examples, Ha-Joon Chang blasts holes in the "World Is Flat" orthodoxy 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.

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  • Would Be Better As An Article

  • By Joshua Kim on 06-10-12

I learned a lot.

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Reviewed: 05-09-17

This is obviously a book of contrarian viewpoints.

I am not an economist, but I am curious about the world economic views. A lot of surprising arguments were presented by Dr. Chang in this book, I enjoy reading them. It is a breath of fresh air. Even though the arguments are unfamiliar to me, but they are clearly stated and supported with many not so well known historic facts and events.

I learned a lot. It provides me with a new reference point to look at many of our contemporary events.

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