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23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism by Ha-Joon Chang

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Things-They-Dont-About-Capitalism/dp/0141047976
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' 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

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  • Ellie_O

    Although I'm still not so sure about the book, I thought the debate (and where all the ideas took us about gender equality and all) was great! I was also pleasantly surprised by Pizza East's breakfast! Thanks for organising Ellie_Owl, and it was great to see everyone.

    1 · April 27, 2014

  • Ellie_Owl

    Hi All, just a few days after our meet-up Ha-Joon Chang will be giving a talk called Economics, But Not as You Know It. It will be at the LSE on Thursday 1 May from 6.30pm. I’ll be going to this so if anyone fancies me joining please let me know (via this message board) and I’ll put the event up as a meet-up to remind you of the date etc. For further details see below. http://www.lse.ac.uk/publicEvents/events/2014/05/20140501t1830vOT.aspx

    April 9, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi, I would be interested in attending this event. Let me know what you organise etc thanks!

      April 26, 2014

    • Ellie_Owl

      Hi Sue, the event is listed on the notice board. I'll be sending details on the meet up point

      April 27, 2014

  • Ellie_Owl

    Hi Guys, Sincere apologises for the message bombing! This is my last comment promise. I don't get my messages from meetup through until hours after they are sent so please text or whatsapp me especially if you are delayed or unable to come. Thanks

    April 26, 2014

  • Ellie_Owl

    Hi All,

    As it looks like we will be a group of 8 I have had to change the venue for our meet-up as the Electric Diner only has booth tables for groups and these booths only hold maximum of 6 people. After calling around and finding that 9/10 restaurants in Notting Hill have a "we don't take reservations" policy (so hate that trend)!! I have booked us in at Pizza East which is another 5 minutes down the (Portobello) Road from the Electric.

    Don't worry if you aren't a fan of pizza/Italian their brunch menu has lots of classics.

    My number if you need me is 07809717439.

    See you there guys

    Ellie

    April 26, 2014

    • Sissel

      Oh no, I signed up to this one mainly to try the Diner! Do you really think all 8 will show...?

      April 26, 2014

    • Ellie_Owl

      I was looking forward to going there too. As we all know for one reason or another the odd one or two people don't turn up. But I can't risk booking for 6 is and excluding a member who has taken the time to read the book and come to the meetup. So it looks like I'm going to have to organise the Electric for another meet-up.

      April 26, 2014

  • Jessie H.

    Sorry,ladies,seeing my son today.Have a great discussion,would have loved to be present at this discussion

    1 · April 22, 2014

  • Ellie_Owl

    Cool. Will put it up then.

    April 10, 2014

  • Jessie H.

    I would be very interested in listening to what Ha-Joon Chang has to say.I will be going to LSE on the first of May.

    April 9, 2014

  • Ellie_Owl

    Weird the day after I put up this event the author
    Ha-Joon Chang is the Guardian Newspaper. I do not entirely agree with what he says, but it is food for thought. http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/jan/22/city-of-london-problem-is-not-bonuses-or-market-share

    January 22, 2014

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