23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism

Category: Economics
Author: Ha-Joon Chang
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by weed_cop   2019-11-17

23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism is a good detox for neoliberal ideology. Old school Keynesian rather than Marxist, but Chang's a great writer and unambiguously leans left. Reads fast.


by capt_fantastic   2019-11-17

from the viewpoint of the left

23 things they don't tell you about capitalism by professor ha-joon chang is probably a good place to start.

i'd also suggest "killing the host" and " j is for junk economics" by prof. michael hudson.

the portion of "the occupy handbook" by emmanuel saez provides a good breakdown.

"the great divide: unequal societies and what we can do about them" by joe stiglitz.

i was going to suggest brad delong but a lot of his work is quite technical.

if you'd like to venture into the intersection between econ and sociology, i very strongly recommend "the spirit level: why greater equality makes societies stronger" by kate pickett and richard wilkinson.

from the viewpoint of the right:

if you want to go straight to the fountain i'd suggest principles of economics/microeconomics/macroeconomics by greg mankiw.

daron acemoglu presents a compelling argument for "free trade" and the law of comparative advantage in "why nations fail: the origins of power, prosperity and povertyā€¯ (even though imho, at the macro level lca falls apart).

earlier works by larry summers might give some insight.

don't forget to read some malthus.

by mattmanser   2017-08-19
Can't edit my answer now, the book's called 23 things they don't tell you about capitalism.


by hellbanner   2017-08-19
Have you read 23 Things they Don't tell you about Capitalism, by chance? I think you would enjoy it.

by hellbanner   2017-08-19
For a great read on government role in modern capitalism, I recommend http://www.amazon.com/Things-They-Dont-About-Capitalism/dp/1...
by filiwickers   2017-08-19
Ha-Joon Chang has very approachable books about capitalism and economics.

* Twenty-Three Things They Don't Tell You about Capitalism [1]

* Bad Samaritans: The Myth of Free Trade and the Secret History of Capitalism [2]

[1] https://www.amazon.com/Things-They-Dont-About-Capitalism/dp/...

[2] https://www.amazon.com/Bad-Samaritans-Secret-History-Capital...