pickabook books with huge discounts for everyone pickabook books with huge discounts for everyone
     
Email: Subscribe to news & offers:
Need assistance? Log In/Register


Item Details
Title: 23 THINGS THEY DON'T TELL YOU ABOUT CAPITALISM
By: Ha-Joon Chang
Format: Paperback

List price: £9.99
Our price: £7.29
Discount:
27% off
You save: £2.70
ISBN 10: 0141047976
ISBN 13: 9780141047973
Availability: Usually dispatched within 1-2 days.
 Delivery rates
Stock: Currently 110 available
Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS LTD
Pub. date: 1 September, 2011
Pages: 304
Description: Turns received economic wisdom on its head to show you how the world really works. In this book, the author destroys the biggest myths of our times and shows us an alternative view of the world, including: there's no such thing as a 'free' market Globalization isn't making the world richer; poor countries are more entrepreneurial than rich ones.
Synopsis: Ha-Joon Chang's 23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism turns received economic wisdom on its head to show you how the world really works. In this revelatory book, Ha-Joon Chang destroys the biggest myths of our times and shows us an alternative view of the world, including: There's no such thing as a 'free' marketGlobalization isn't making the world richerWe don't live in a digital world - the washing machine has changed lives more than the internetPoor countries are more entrepreneurial than rich onesHigher paid managers don't produce better results We don't have to accept things as they are any longer. Ha-Joon Chang is here to show us there's a better way. 'Lively, accessible and provocative ... read this book' Sunday Times 'A witty and timely debunking of some of the biggest myths surrounding the global economy' Observer 'The new kid on the economics block ... Chang's iconoclastic attitude has won him fans' Independent on Sunday 'Lucid ... audacious ... increasingly influential ... will provoke physical symptoms of revulsion if you are in any way involved in high finance' Guardian 'Important ... persuasive ... an engaging case for a more caring era of globalization' Financial Times 'A must-read ... incisive and entertaining' New Statesman Books of the Year Ha-Joon Chang is a Reader in the Political Economy of Development at the University of Cambridge. He is author of Kicking Away the Ladder: Development Strategy in Historical Perspective, which won the 2003 Gunnar Myrdal Prize, and Bad Samaritans: Rich Nations, Poor Policies and the Threat to the Developing World. Since the beginning of the 2008 economic crisis, he has been a regular contributor to the Guardian, and a vocal critic of the failures of our economic system.
Publication: UK
Imprint: Penguin Books Ltd
Returns: Returnable
Some other items by this author:
23 THINGS THEY DON'T TELL YOU ABOUT CAPITALISM(23 HAQIQA YAKHFUNAHA 'ANKA BI-KHUSUS AL-RA'SMALIYA) (PB)
BAD SAMARITANS
BAD SAMARITANS
BAD SAMARITANS (HB)
BAD SAMARITANS (PB)
BAD SAMARITANS (PB)
BRAZIL AND SOUTH KOREA (PB)
CAN WE AFFORD THE FUTURE?
CAN WE AFFORD THE FUTURE?
CAN WE AFFORD THE FUTURE?
CAN WE AFFORD THE FUTURE? (HB)
CAN WE AFFORD THE FUTURE? (PB)
DEVELOPMENT IN A DIVIDED COUNTRY: VOL 5 (PB)
ECONOMICS: THE USER'S GUIDE (PB)
FINANCIAL LIBERALIZATION AND THE ASIAN CRISIS
FINANCIAL LIBERALIZATION AND THE ASIAN CRISIS (HB)
GLOBALISATION, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & THE ROLE OF THE STATE (PB)
GLOBALIZATION, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND THE ROLE OF THE STATE (HB)
INSTITUTIONAL CHANGE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
INSTITUTIONAL CHANGE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT (PB)
INSTITUTIONAL CHANGE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT (PB)
JOSEPH STIGLITZ AND THE WORLD BANK (HB)
JOSEPH STIGLITZ AND THE WORLD BANK (PB)
KICKING AWAY THE LADDER
KICKING AWAY THE LADDER (PB)
PUBLIC POLICY AND AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
PUBLIC POLICY AND AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
PUBLIC POLICY AND AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
PUBLIC POLICY AND AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
PUBLIC POLICY AND AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
PUBLIC POLICY AND AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT (HB)
PUBLIC POLICY AND AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT (PB)
RECLAIMING DEVELOPMENT
RECLAIMING DEVELOPMENT
RECLAIMING DEVELOPMENT
RECLAIMING DEVELOPMENT
RECLAIMING DEVELOPMENT (HB)
RECLAIMING DEVELOPMENT (PB)
RECLAIMING DEVELOPMENT (PB)
RESTRUCTURING 'KOREA INC.'
RESTRUCTURING 'KOREA INC.'
RESTRUCTURING 'KOREA INC.'
RESTRUCTURING 'KOREA INC.'
RESTRUCTURING 'KOREA INC.'
RESTRUCTURING 'KOREA INC.'
RESTRUCTURING KOREA INC. (HB)
RETHINKING DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS
RETHINKING DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS (PB)
REVIVING BRITISH MANUFACTURING (PB)
SHAPE AND SPACE
SHAPE AND SPACE
THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF INDUSTRIAL POLICY
THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF INDUSTRIAL POLICY (HB)
THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF INDUSTRIAL POLICY (PB)
THE POLITICS OF TRADE AND INDUSTRIAL POLICY IN AFRICA (PB)
THE ROLE OF THE STATE IN ECONOMIC CHANGE (HB)
THE TRANSFORMATION OF THE COMMUNIST ECONOMIES (PB)
WHY DOESN'T MICROFINANCE WORK?
WHY DOESN'T MICROFINANCE WORK?
WHY DOESN'T MICROFINANCE WORK?
WHY DOESN'T MICROFINANCE WORK? (HB)
WHY DOESN'T MICROFINANCE WORK? (PB)

CUSTOMERS WHO PURCHASED THIS ITEM ALSO BOUGHT
The Martian Chronicles (Paperback)
By: Ray Bradbury
more details
Courtesans and Fishcakes (Paperback)
By: James Davidson
more details
Fortune Cookie (Paperback)
By: Jean Ure
more details
TOP SELLERS IN THIS CATEGORY
Narconomics (Paperback)
By: Tom Wainwright
Ebury Publishing
Our Price : £7.29
more details
Capitalism: A Very Short Introduction (Paperback)
By: James Fulcher
Oxford University Press
Our Price : £5.83
more details
The Value of Everything (Hardback)
By: Mariana Mazzucato
Penguin Books Ltd
Our Price : £14.60
more details
Capitalism and Freedom (Paperback)
By: Milton Friedman, P. N. Snowden
The University of Chicago Press
Our Price : £11.70
more details
Them and Us (Paperback)
By: Will Hutton
Little, Brown Book Group
Our Price : £8.02
more details
BROWSE FOR BOOKS IN RELATED CATEGORIES
 ECONOMICS, FINANCE, BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY
 economics
 economic systems


Information provided by www.pickabook.co.uk
SHOPPING BASKET
  
Your basket is empty
  Total Items: 0
 

40% off Oxford University Press Dictionaries
Oxford Junior Thesaurus
By: OXFORD DICTIONARIES
The Oxford Junior Thesaurus is ideal for the KS2 curriculum, with thousands of synonyms, age-appropriate example sentences, and extra writing help with tips for overused words, for writing stories, and even for text messaging. It is easy to use with its clear layout, and the full alphabet with tabs on every page.
add to basket

Bucks Book Award Longlisted
The Outcast
By: TARAN MATHARU
ONLY THE CHOSEN FEW HAVE THE POWER TO SUMMON DEMONS ... The highly anticipated PREQUEL to the New York Times bestselling Summoner trilogy - an extension of the eBook novella Origins, The Outcast continues Arcturus's story in a feature length novel. Arcturus is just an orphaned stable boy when he accidentally summons a demon. As Hominum's first common summoner, he becomes the key to a secret that the powerful nobility would do anything to keep hidden. And with rebellion simmering among the masses, the nobility is more desperate than ever to keep in control. Arcturus is immediately whisked away to Vocans Academy where the lost arts of summoning, spell craft and demonology are taught to the noble children of the Empire. In no time, he finds himself surrounded by enemies as noble teachers and students question his right to be there. But before he can even attempt to make friends, Arcturus unexpectedly finds himself right in the centre of the conflict, on an adventure that takes him deep into the Orc jungles, where allies and enemies are blurred. As his newfound summoner skills are put to the test, Arcturus must choose a side . . . or watch the Empire crumble. Set before the events of SUMMONER: The Novice this is the perfect introduction to the New York Times bestselling SUMMONER series
add to basket

Oxford Textbook Promotion
GCSE Geography AQA Student Book
By: SIMON ROSS, NICK ROWLES
The most student-friendly and engaging resource for the 2016 AQA GCSE Geography specification. Written to match the demands of the course, this Student Book motivates students with accessible, interesting content and up-to-date case studies, while retaining a rigorous approach, and has been approved by AQA.
add to basket

New Title
Station Zero
By: PHILIP REEVE
The Great Network is changing. New worlds, new alliances, new enmities. For Threnody the changes have brought great power. For Zen and Nova they have brought separation. For the trains that run from world to world, they have brought questions. Now all of them must find out what really matters to them and who they really are . . .
add to basket

Up to 35% off New Titles
9 From the Nine Worlds
By: RICK RIORDAN
An all-new collection of short stories from the world of Magnus Chase. With an exclusive fold-out illustration of the world tree!Travel the Nine Worlds with your favourite characters from the world of Magnus Chase in a brand-new series of adventures. Find out why Amir Fadlan hates clothes shopping in Midgard, see how Mallory Keen learns in icy Niflheim that insulting a dragon can be a good idea, and join Alex Fierro as they play with fire (and a disco sword) in the home of the fire giants, Muspellheim. But watch out for Thor, who is jogging through all Nine Worlds so he can log his million steps - and is raising quite a stink . .
add to basket

New Title
Boy At the Back of the Class
By: ONJALI RAUF
WONDER meets Walliams meets TWO WEEKS WITH THE QUEEN - told through the eyes of an 8-year old child, this is a heart-warming and funny story about the refugee crisis that shows how simple it can be to show kindness even in a world that doesn''t always make sense...
add to basket

New Title
A map of days
By: RIGGS RANSOM
The much anticipated fourth instalment in the bestselling Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children seriesHaving defeated the monstrous threat that nearly destroyed the peculiar world, Jacob Portman is back where his story began, in Florida. Except now Miss Peregrine, Emma, and their peculiar friends are with him, doing their best to blend in with the help of 'normalling' lessons. But carefree days of beach visits are soon interrupted by a discovery - a subterranean bunker that belonged to Jacob's grandfather, Abe. When clues to Abe's double-life as a peculiar operative start to emerge, along with secrets hidden in plain sight, Jacob begins to learn more about the dangerous legacy he's inherited, and the truths that were part of him long before he walked into Miss Peregrine's time loop. Now, the stakes are higher than ever as Jacob and his friends are thrust into the untamed landscape of American peculiardom - a world with few ymbrynes, or rules - that none of them understand.
add to basket

35% off Promotional Titles
Tales of Beedle the Bard
By: J.K. ROWLING
The dazzlingly brilliant Chris Riddell brings his magical illustration talents to J.K. Rowling's gloriously inventive The Tales of Beedle the Bard in a fully illustrated colour edition of this essential classic for Harry Potter fans. Translated from the runes by Hermione Granger, the volume includes `The Tale of the Three Brothers', familiar to readers of Harry Potter from the crucial role it played in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Mischievous and witty, these five rollicking tales are a deeply satisfying read in the tradition of all great fables and fairytales. Kindnesses are rewarded and selfishness shown to be the ruin of many a wizard. Burping cauldrons, hairy hearts and cackling stumps are met along the way. Each of the tales is accompanied by a deliciously subversive and insightful commentary by Professor Albus Dumbledore, all brought vividly to life with Riddell's trademark wit and elegance. Former Waterstones Children's Laureate Chris Riddell is the only illustrator to have won the Kate Greenaway Medal three times, and is brought together here for the first time with one of the world's best loved storytellers in this new edition of J.K.
add to basket

New Title
WE ARE ALL LEMMINGS AND SNOWFLAKES
By: HOLLY BOURNE
Welcome to Camp Reset, a summer camp with a difference. A place offering a shot at "normality" for Olive, a girl on the edge, and for her new friends, who are all dealing with their own battles. But as Olive settles in, she starts to wonder - maybe it's this messed up world that needs fixing, and not them. And so she comes up with a plan. Because together, snowflakes can form avalanches... A trailblazing and painfully honest novel about mental health, friendship and making this crazy world a kinder place.
add to basket