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Edible Economics: A Hungry Economist Explains the World

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This might not be the book for you if you aren't interested to know about some random food facts and already know some basics of economics.

In Edible Economics, Chang makes challenging economic ideas more palatable by plating them alongside stories about food from around the world. Korea również dokonała ogromnego skoku gospodarczego stąd wnioskuję, że ilość odniesień autora do swojej ojczyzny jest podyktowana tym samym motywem. This is particularly obnoxious because the author recounts throughout the book his international diet. In chapters with titles such as Noodle and Banana, Ha-Joon Chang sketches out the story of his home country’s rise.

The only book I've ever read that made me laugh, salivate and re-evaluate my thoughts about economics – all at the same time.

The recipes are not likely to give Yotam Ottolenghi much cause for concern – an example is the one for monkfish in curried clam broth, which just says “monkfish, served in a curried clam broth”.Ha-Joon Chang uses food stories, knitting world history and personal stories together, to explain important themes in economics; often deconstructing popular economic myths that stil inform mainstream economics education and policymaking (including “post-industrialisation”, the “free market”, the importance of the care economy, misunderstandings of the welfare state, protectionism, innovation etc. P132 “…consumers do not have the time and mental capacity to process all the information on the carbon footprints of their food items…. Well, he already told us that we have limited “mental capacity;” so he gets big brother to”help” us. It drew stories and parallels between various food ingredients to, often seemingly random, economic concepts.

Sin duda, en los plateamientos del autor subyace un aprecio por el valor de la democracia, el cuidado del medioambiente y la igualdad de género.

I honestly never thought I would enjoy a book on economics, but I found myself fascinated the whole way through. Photograph: AsiaDreamPhoto/Alamy View image in fullscreen ‘In chapters with titles such as Noodle and Banana, Ha-Joon Chang sketches out the story of his home country’s rise.

Ha-Joon Chang teaches economics at SOAS University of London, and is one of the world's leading economists. Government services: the IRS has ancient technology as do air traffic controllers - all thanks to our government leaders. Ha-Joon Chang is a Professor Economics at SOAS University of London, and is one of the world’s leading economists. I enjoyed the conversational and anecdotal format, and the interlinking of stuff I knew with stuff I didn't.Część rzeczy miałem wrażenie, że pokrywa się z poprzednią czytaną przeze mnie książką tego samego autora: 23 rzeczy. Now I’m off to read some additional reviews to see what others thought about this one, because I’m not entirely sure what to think.

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