23 things they dont´t tell you about capitalism / Ha-Joon Chang.
By: Chang, Ha-JoonPublisher: New York, Estados Unidos : Penguin Books , 2010Description: xviii, 286 páginasContent type: texto Media type: sin mediación Carrier type: volumenISBN: 9780141047973Subject(s): Capitalismo | Sistemas económicosDDC classification: 330.122
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1. There is no such thing as a free market.
2. Companies should not be run in the interest of their owners.
3. Most people in rich countries are paid more than they should be.
4. The washing machine has changed the world more than the internet has.
5. Assume the worst about people and you get the worst.
6. Greater macroeconomics stability has not made the world economy more stable.
7. Free-market policies rarely make poor countries rich.
8. Capital has a nationality.
9. We do not live in a post-industrial age.
10. The US does not have the highest living standard in the world.
11. Africa is not destined for underdevelopment.
12. Governments can pick winners.
13. Making rich people richer doesn´t make the rest of us richer.
14. US managers are over-priced.
15. people in poor countries are more entrepreneurial than people in rich countries.
16. We are not smart enough to leave things to the market.
17. More education in itself is not going to make a country richer.
18. What is goog for General Motors is not necessarily good fo the United States.
19. Despite the fall of communism, we are still living in planned economies.
20. Equality of opportunity may not be fair.
21. Big goverment makes people more open to change.
22. Financial markets need to become less, not more, efficient.
23. Good economic policy does not requiere good economists.