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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' market. Globalization isn't making the world richer. We don't live in a digital world - the washing machine has changed lives more than the internet. Poor countries are more entrepreneurial than rich ones. Higher paid managers don't produce better results. Chang is here to show us there's a better way.

Trump’s success shows many Americans believe only in America

Loose canon: The US became its own church and eventually its own god. Which is why its only real atheism is to call into question the American dream – a dream often indistinguishable from capitalism and the celebration of winners

Capital by John Lanchester – review

Well observed novel set in a single street in South London: money, class and race are all important themes but there are fantastic characters here too

Naomi Klein - Award winning author of No Logo, Fences and Windows, The Shock Doctrine and This Changes Everything, Naomi is a social activist and opponent of corporate globalisation.

Enough with the f***ing rich kids: Our entitled, spoiled 1 percent is destroying everything

On the heels of dozens of his magazine's staffers resigning Friday, The New Republic owner Chris Hughes pens Washington Post op-ed defending himself, explaining magazine's future

Animal Oppression and Human Violence

"David Nibert opens a whole new dimension to human history, linking animal "domestication" and consumption to political violence and environmental catastrophe. Historically grounded, deeply researched, clearly written, and richly illustrated, this book offers revelations of the utmost urgency." — Michael Parenti, author of The Face of Imperialism

Capitalism: A Ghost Story by Arundhati Roy review – excess and corruption laid bare

The Antilia building, left, owned by Indian businessman Mukesh Ambani, one of the world’s largest private homes Photograph: Frederic Soltan/Corbis