Publisher: Penguin, 2010, 286 pages
In this revelatory book, Ha-Joon Chang destroys the biggest myths of our times and shows us the truth about how the world really works, including: there's no such thing as a free market; the washing machine has changed lives more than the internet; people in poor countries are more entrepreneurial than in wealthy ones; and making rich people richer doesn't make the rest of us richer.
We don't have to accept things as they are. Ha-Joon Chang is here to show us there's a better way.
Reading this book was a pure love affair! Not that I always agree with his conclusions, but he made me think and challenged a lot of my own assumptions. And he did it in very nice prose, with a lot of anecdotes (lacks a bit of references to be a truly academic work).
Whatever your view of capitalism is, this is a must read! A pleasure to read.