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Introduction

Economics: The User’s Guide

Ha-Joon Chang

What is economics?

What can – and can’t – it explain about the world?

Why does it matter?

Ha-Joon Chang teaches economics at Cambridge University, and writes a column for the Guardian. The Observer called his book 23 Things They Don’t Teach you About Capitalism, which was a no.1 bestseller, ‘a witty and timely debunking of some of the biggest myths surrounding the global economy.’ He won the Wassily Leontief Prize for advancing the frontiers of economic thought and is a vocal critic of the failures of our current economic system.

‘A fascinating, hurtling explanation of everything… It reflects the urgent generosity of a thinker whose depth of understanding is matched by a desire to see us all understand… Ha-Joon Chang’s wealth is in his knowledge, perceptiveness, insight and vision. And he can’t give it away fast enough. It flies off him like the seeds of a dandelion’ Guardian
‘Brilliant, page-turning… Chang’s lightness of touch makes often dry subject matter very readable’ Financial Times
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