KBIS w/ Ha-Joon Chang - 23 Things They Don’t Tell You About (Korean) Capitalism


Produced by Eun-Shil Parkand Steven S. Bammel, and hosted by Tom Tucker.

September 2, 2011The Korea Business Interview Series

Professor Ha-Joon Chang
"23 Things They Don’t Tell You About (Korean) Capitalism"

Professor Ha-Joon Chang is Professor in the Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge, and author of the international best-seller 23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism.

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The Korean economic miracle was not achieved through policies of free trade or hands-off capitalism. But, in the last decade, the Korean government has jumped on the global free market bandwagon, deregulating industries and signing free trade agreements with many other countries.

One voice that has consistently spoken out to remind people of forgotten history is Professor Ha-Joon Chang. Having lived through the Korean economic boom, and studied and taught development economics in Europe, Professor Chang brings a much-needed alternative perspective to the mainstream.

With a knack for explaining complicated concepts in easy-to-understand language, in his latest book, 23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism, Professor Chang helps KBC listeners understand the connections between global generalities and their specific applications to Korea.

You may not, in the end, agree with all of Professor Chang’s conclusions, but you can’t deny that he points out many truths of business and economics that others often overlook. His compelling perspective makes the debate richer and this interview contributes to an understanding of Korea and Korean business today.

Listen to the interview first, and then go out and buy the book. It’s available in at least eight languages.

Original Post, Transcript, & Discussion
can be found on Korea Business Central

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