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Ha-Joon Chang's Kicking Away the Ladder

Paperback, 15/07/2017, £6.50
Ever since the nineteenth century, people have claimed that the prosperity enjoyed by the First World was the result of its devotion to unconstrained economic freedoms. Chang claims that, in fact, First World success was due to exactly the kinds of state intervention that traditional economic thinking consistently opposes today.

Economics: The User's Guide: A Pelican Introduction

Paperback, 01/05/2014, £9.99
What is economics? What can - and can't - it explain about the world? Why does it matter? This book teaches economics at Cambridge University, and writes a column for the Guardian.

23 Things They Don't Tell You About capitalism

Paperback, 01/09/2011, £9.99
Turns received economic wisdom on its head to show you how the world really works. In this book, the author 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; poor countries are more entrepreneurial than rich ones.

Reclaiming Development: An Alternative Economic Policy Manual

Paperback, 16/01/2014, £12.99
A groundbreaking book by leading authors that fundamentally challenges the central tenets of development discourse - as relevant today as when it was originally published in 2004.

Rethinking Development Economics

Paperback, 20/06/2003, £24.95

Bad Samaritans: The Guilty Secrets of Rich Nations and the Threat to Global Prosperity

Paperback, 01/05/2008, £9.99
Argues that in theory the world's wealthiest countries and supra-national institutions like the IMF, World Bank and WTO want to see all nations developing into modern industrial societies. This book describes that in practice, though, those at the top are 'kicking away the ladder' to wealth that they themselves climbed.