Ha-Joon Chang teaches in the Faculty of Economics at Cambridge University. His books include the international bestseller Bad Samaritans: The Myth of Free Trade and the Secret History of Capitalism, Kicking Away the Ladder, winner of the 2003 Myrdal Prize, and 23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism. In 2005, Chang was awarded the Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought.
"The dismal science rendered undismally, even spryly...lively, intelligent, and readily accessible." --Kirkus Reviews "This excellent economics primer is written in plain terms for a college-educated reader; it follows efforts by some academics to seek a readership market beyond the classroom." --Booklist "A practical guide that shows the importance of the subject as a worldview and how it fits into everyday life." --Library Journal "This book should be the poster child for the word tweener. Not quite an introductory text (although that is the category into which the author places it), the book is a mile wide and an inch deep and includes everything but the kitchen sink in terms of level of detail and scope of coverage [...] an interesting, entertaining, and worthwhile contribution that offers a picture of the global economy and how and why it affects daily life." --A. R. Sanderson, University of Chicago, CHOICE