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.
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
"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