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Bad Samaritans by Ha-Joon Chang

Title Bad Samaritans
Author Ha-Joon Chang
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Release Date 2010-08-09
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 288
ISBN 1596917385
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"Lucid, deeply informed, and enlivened with striking illustrations." -Noam Chomsky One economist has called Ha-Joon Chang "the most exciting thinker our profession has turned out in the past fifteen years." With Bad Samaritans, this provocative scholar bursts into the debate on globalization and economic justice. Using irreverent wit, an engagingly personal style, and a battery of examples, Chang blasts holes in the "World Is Flat" orthodoxy of Thomas Friedman and other 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 U.S. to Britain to his native Korea-all attained prosperity by shameless protectionism and government intervention in industry. We have conveniently forgotten this fact, telling ourselves a fairy tale about the magic of free trade and-via our proxies such as the World Bank, International Monetary Fund, and World Trade Organization-ramming policies that suit ourselves down the throat of the developing world. Unlike typical economists who construct models of how the marketplace should work, Chang examines the past: what has actually happened. His pungently contrarian history demolishes one pillar after another of free-market mythology. We treat patents and copyrights as sacrosanct-but developed our own industries by studiously copying others' technologies. We insist that centrally planned economies stifle growth-but many developing countries had higher GDP growth before they were pressured into deregulating their economies. Both justice and common sense, Chang argues, demand that we reevaluate the policies we force on nations that are struggling to follow in our footsteps.

Bad Samaritans by Ha-Joon Chang

Title Bad Samaritans
Author Ha-Joon Chang
Publisher Random House Business Books
Release Date 2008
Category Capitalism
Total Pages 276
ISBN PSU:000063154733
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Using irreverent wit, an engagingly personal style, and a battery of examples, Chang blasts holes in the "World Is Flat" orthodoxy of Thomas Friedman and other liberal economists who argue that only unfettered capitalism and wide-open international trade can lift struggling nations out of poverty.

Kicking Away The Ladder by Ha-Joon Chang

Title Kicking Away the Ladder
Author Ha-Joon Chang
Publisher Anthem Press
Release Date 2002-07-01
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 196
ISBN 0857287613
Language English, Spanish, and French
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How did the rich countries really become rich? In this provocative study, Ha-Joon Chang examines the great pressure on developing countries from the developed world to adopt certain 'good policies' and 'good institutions', seen today as necessary for economic development. His conclusions are compelling and disturbing: that developed countries are attempting to 'kick away the ladder' with which they have climbed to the top, thereby preventing developing countries from adopting policies and institutions that they themselves have used.

Bad Samaritans by Paul Vallely

Title Bad Samaritans
Author Paul Vallely
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1990
Category Africa
Total Pages 374
ISBN IND:30000027323660
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Examines the international economy, and calls for First World Christians to apply ethical principles to an economic system from which they largely benefit

Title 23 Things They Don t Tell You about Capitalism
Author Ha-Joon Chang
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Release Date 2011-01-02
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 304
ISBN 1608193586
Language English, Spanish, and French
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INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER "For anyone who wants to understand capitalism not as economists or politicians have pictured it but as it actually operates, this book will be invaluable."-Observer (UK) If you've wondered how we did not see the economic collapse coming, Ha-Joon Chang knows the answer: We didn't ask what they didn't tell us about capitalism. This is a lighthearted book with a serious purpose: to question the assumptions behind the dogma and sheer hype that the dominant school of neoliberal economists-the apostles of the freemarket-have spun since the Age of Reagan. Chang, the author of the international bestseller Bad Samaritans, is one of the world's most respected economists, a voice of sanity-and wit-in the tradition of John Kenneth Galbraith and Joseph Stiglitz. 23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism equips readers with an understanding of how global capitalism works-and doesn't. In his final chapter, "How to Rebuild the World," Chang offers a vision of how we can shape capitalism to humane ends, instead of becoming slaves of the market.

Title Why Globalization Works
Author Martin Wolf
Publisher Yale University Press
Release Date 2005-06-10
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 416
ISBN 9780300251739
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A powerful case for the global market economy The debate on globalization has reached a level of intensity that inhibits comprehension and obscures the issues. In this book a highly distinguished international economist scrupulously explains how globalization works as a concept and how it operates in reality. Martin Wolf confronts the charges against globalization, delivers a devastating critique of each, and offers a realistic scenario for economic internationalism in the future. Wolf begins by outlining the history of the global economy in the twentieth century and explaining the mechanics of world trade. He dissects the agenda of globalization’s critics, and rebuts the arguments that it undermines sovereignty, weakens democracy, intensifies inequality, privileges the multinational corporation, and devastates the environment. The author persuasively defends the principles of international economic integration, arguing that the biggest obstacle to global economic progress has been the failure not of the market but of politics and government, in rich countries as well as poor. He examines the threat that terrorism poses and maps the way to a global market economy that can work for everyone.

Reclaiming Development by Ha-Joon Chang

Title Reclaiming Development
Author Ha-Joon Chang
Publisher Zed Books
Release Date 2004-05
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 224
ISBN 1842772015
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

After half a century of disappointed hopes, where do developing countries go from here? In this volume, two economists refute some of the main myths of free market globalization in trenchant fashion, introducing alternative economic policies that can be and have been successfully pursued.

The Road To Hell by Michael Maren

Title The Road to Hell
Author Michael Maren
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2009-11-24
Category Political Science
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9781439188415
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A stunning personal narrative of best intentions gone awry, Michael Maren, at one time an aid worker and journalist in Somalia, writes of the failure of international charities. Michael Maren spent years in Africa, first as an aid worker, later as a journalist, where he witnessed at a harrowing series of wars, famines, and natural disasters. In this book, he claims that charities, such as CARE and Save the Children, are less concerned with relief than we think. Maren also attacks the United Nation's "humanitarian" missions are controlled by agribusinesses and infighting bureaucrats.

Bad Samaritans by Jerome R. Corsi

Title Bad Samaritans
Author Jerome R. Corsi
Publisher Thomas Nelson Inc
Release Date 2013
Category Political Science
Total Pages 240
ISBN 9781595554741
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A new and scorching expose of the American Civil Liberties Union, examining its history, goals, tactics, funding, and the war it daily wages against faith and the legacy of the Founding Fathers. Since its founding in 1920, the American Civil Liberties Union has championed from the political left a war against God. It haspursued through legal challenges a concerted effort to remove from the public arena of the United States any reference to the Judeo-Christian tradition our Founding Fathers considered fundamental to our freedoms. Bad Samaritans seeks not only to document the ACLU's history and its financing, but to argue that the ACLU's godless legal agenda has turned contemporary American politics away from the openly professed religion of our Founding Fathers. Fundamentally, what the ACLU has sought to achieve involves a subtle redirection of the underlying American political philosophy to the radical political left, embracing, without openly admitting it was doing so, a radical atheistic social agenda that Marxists could embrace.Thus, we have gone from Thomas Jefferson's admonition to separate Church and State to avoid establishing a state religion, to a conviction that God should be erased entirely from the public arena, even if that involves rewriting history.Similarly, we have abandoned the protection of all life from conception to advocate a "woman's right to choose," even if that choice involves allowing abortion at will. Corsi argues that in the balance stands not onlythe future of the American family, but also the security of our constitutional republic itself.

Samaritan by Richard Price

Title Samaritan
Author Richard Price
Publisher Vintage
Release Date 2003-01-07
Category Fiction
Total Pages 400
ISBN 9781400040636
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Ray Mitchell, a former TV writer who has left Hollywood under a cloud, returns to urban Dempsy, New Jersey, hoping to make a difference in the lives of his struggling neighbors. Instead, his very public and emotionally suspect generosity gets him beaten nearly to death. Ray refuses to name his assailant, which makes him intensely interesting to Detective Nerese Ammons, a friend from childhood, who now sets out to unlock the secret of his reticence. Set against the intensely realized backdrop of urban America, the cat and mouse game that unfolds is both morally complex and utterly gripping.

How To Listen by Katie Colombus

Title How to Listen
Author Katie Colombus
Publisher Kyle Books
Release Date 2021-01-07
Category Psychology
Total Pages 192
ISBN 9780857839619
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Listening helps us be there for others, to support them in tough times, and to strengthen our relationships with partners, family, friends and colleagues. From opening up a conversation with someone who might be struggling, to how to use gentle encouragement to help others share their stories, How to Listen demonstrates the power of listening without judgement and draws on the extensive experience of Samaritans in offering practical advice to apply to your own life. Friendly and approachable, with a preface by Michael Palin, it includes helpful tips from trained Samaritans on how to talk about how we are feeling, as well as how to listen to one another in a way that can prevent day-to-day concern or worry from escalating into more complex emotions.

Bad Samaritans by Ha-Joon Chang

Title Bad Samaritans
Author Ha-Joon Chang
Publisher Century
Release Date 2007
Category Developing countries
Total Pages 276
ISBN 1905211368
Language English, Spanish, and French
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It's rare that a book appears with a fresh perspective on world affairs, but renowned economist Ha-Joon Chang has some startlingly original things to say about the future of globalization. In theory, he argues, the world's wealthiest countries and supra-national institutions like the IMF, World Bank and WTO want to see all nations developing into modern industrial societies. In practice, though, those at the top are 'kicking away the ladder' to wealth that they themselves climbed. Why? Self-interest certainly plays a part. But, more often, rich and powerful governments and institutions are actually being 'Bad Samaritans': their intentions are worthy but their simplistic free-market ideology and poor understanding of history leads them to inflict policy errors on others. Chang demonstrates this by contrasting the route to success of economically vibrant countries with the very different route now being dictated to the world's poorer nations. In the course of this, he shows just how muddled the thinking is in such key areas as trade and foreign investment. He shows that the case for privatisation and against state involvement is far from proven. And he explores the ways in which attitudes to national cultures and political ideologies are obscuring clear thinking and creating bad policy. Finally, he argues the case for new strategies for a more prosperous world that may appall the 'Bad Samaritans'.

Bad Samaritan by Michael J. Malone

Title Bad Samaritan
Author Michael J. Malone
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2016
Category Glasgow (Scotland)
Total Pages 214
ISBN 1910192325
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A helping hand? Or the grip of a murderer? A Glasgow student is found dead in a city-centre alley, kickstarting a trail of brutality that drives DI Ray McBain to the very edge, staring into the abyss... The victim's family and friends are all under suspicion, and McBain has to untangle a sordid web of lies, blackmail, infidelity and cyberstalking. And when Stigmata, a deranged serial killer from McBain's tortured past, starts taking out new victims - with the suspects and McBain himself in his sights - the case gets even more treacherous. The pressure intensifies until McBain calls on Kenny O'Neill, his old underworld crony, to help watch his back. Will that be enough to stop the killing?

The Lexus And The Olive Tree by Thomas L. Friedman

Title The Lexus and the Olive Tree
Author Thomas L. Friedman
Publisher HarperCollins UK
Release Date 2000
Category Capitalism
Total Pages 490
ISBN 9780006551393
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Half of this new, post-Cold War world is intent on building a better Lexus, on streamlining their societies and economies for the global marketplace, while the other half is locked in elemental struggles over who owns which olive tree, which strip of land.

Why Nations Fail by Daron Acemoğlu

Title Why Nations Fail
Author Daron Acemoğlu
Publisher Currency
Release Date 2012
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 529
ISBN 9780307719218
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

An award-winning professor of economics at MIT and a Harvard University political scientist and economist evaluate the reasons that some nations are poor while others succeed, outlining provocative perspectives that support theories about the importance of institutions.

Title The Divide Global Inequality from Conquest to Free Markets
Author Jason Hickel
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
Release Date 2018-02-13
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 352
ISBN 9780393651379
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Global inequality doesn’t just exist; it has been created. More than four billion people—some 60 percent of humanity—live in debilitating poverty, on less than $5 per day. The standard narrative tells us this crisis is a natural phenomenon, having to do with things like climate and geography and culture. It tells us that all we have to do is give a bit of aid here and there to help poor countries up the development ladder. It insists that if poor countries would only adopt the right institutions and economic policies, they could overcome their disadvantages and join the ranks of the rich world. Anthropologist Jason Hickel argues that this story ignores the broader political forces at play. Global poverty—and the growing inequality between the rich countries of Europe and North America and the poor ones of Africa, Asia, and South America—has come about because the global economy has been designed over the course of five hundred years of conquest, colonialism, regime change, and globalization to favor the interests of the richest and most powerful nations. Global inequality is not natural or inevitable, and it is certainly not accidental. To close the divide, Hickel proposes dramatic action rooted in real justice: abolishing debt burdens in the global South, democratizing the institutions of global governance, and rolling out an international minimum wage, among many other vital steps. Only then will we have a chance at a world where all begin on more equal footing.

Title Rethinking Development Economics
Author Ha-Joon Chang
Publisher Anthem Press
Release Date 2003
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 544
ISBN 9781843311102
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This title represents the most forward thinking and comprehensive review of development economics currently available.

Turn Of The Tortoise by T. N. Ninan

Title Turn of the Tortoise
Author T. N. Ninan
Publisher Oxford University Press
Release Date 2017
Category India
Total Pages 311
ISBN 9780190603014
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Originally published by Allen Lane, New Delhi, in 2015.

Title Globalisation Economic Development the Role of the State
Author Ha-Joon Chang
Publisher Zed Books
Release Date 2003
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 335
ISBN 1842771434
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Ha-Joon Chang evaluates the role of the state in economics and development. In this collection of essays, he reviews theories and practices of state intervention as they have developed over two centuries of modern capitalism. He develops an institutionalist approach to the role of the state in economic change, and examines the issues involved in particular settings including industrial policy, trade policy, intellectual property rights, regulation, and strategies towards transnational corporations. He mounts a sophisticated theoretical and historical case for the continuing essential and constructive roles which the state can and must play in economic development.

Why Africa Is Poor by Greg Mills

Title Why Africa is Poor
Author Greg Mills
Publisher Penguin Random House South Africa
Release Date 2012-10-01
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 86
ISBN 9780143529033
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Economic growth does not demand a secret formula. Good development examples now abound in East Asia and further afield in others parts of Asia, and in Central America. But why then has Africa failed to realise its potential in half a century of independence? Why Africa is Poor demonstrates that Africa is poor not because the world has denied the continent the market and financial means to compete: far from it. It has not been because of aid per se. Nor is African poverty solely a consequence of poor infrastructure or trade access, or because the necessary development and technical expertise is unavailable internationally. Why then has the continent lagged behind other developing areas when its people work hard and the continent is blessed with abundant natural resources? Stomping across the continent and the developing world in search of the answer, Greg Mills controversially shows that the main reason why Africa's people are poor is because their leaders have made this choice.