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07 February 2008

Ha-Joon Chang: An Economist Worth Reading

Link to his home page above. This guy is the real deal. He'll be on CSPAN Book TV soon:

Ha-Joon Chang, Bad Samaritans: The Myth of Free Trade and the Secret History of Capitalism

Oxford University [wrong; he's at Cambridge] economist Ha-Joon Chang argues against unregulated international trade. Mr. Chang contends that the GDP of many developing countries was higher prior to deregulation, and that the pressure of countries such as the United States and Britain to follow this model is false, as these countries built their economies with the assistance of government intervention.
(Sunday [Feb. 9] 2:15 PM ET)
I'll post the vid once it's out.

Some more reading (all PDFs):

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