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

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Outlines how historic agreements that may appear ‘fair’ now tended to be made in favour of richer countries. Includes information such as the changing lengths of patent laws which has got longer over time and differ between countries.  Economic history of various nations covered including South Korea’s growth (origin of the author is South Korea).  Contains information about the impact of government subsidy on industries and ends with a thought provoking theoretical example of what could happen in future.

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