Edible Economics

The World in 17 Dishes

Edible Economics

Chang, Ha-Joon

Editorial Penguin Books Ltd
Fecha de edición septiembre 2023 · Edición nº 1

Idioma inglés

EAN 9780141998336
224 páginas
Libro encuadernado en tapa blanda
Dimensiones 129 mm x 198 mm

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P.V.P.  14,25 €

Disponibilidad inmediata (en stock)

Resumen del libro

For decades, a single free market philosophy has dominated global economics. But this is bland and unhealthy - like British food in the 1980s, when bestselling author and economist Ha-Joon Chang first arrived in the UK from South Korea. Just as eating a wide range of cuisines contributes to a more interesting and balanced diet, so too is it essential we listen to a variety of economic perspectives.

In Edible Economics, Chang makes challenging economic ideas more palatable by plating them alongside stories about food from around the world. He uses histories behind familiar food items - where they come from, how they are cooked and consumed, what they mean to different cultures - to explore economic theory. For Chang, chocolate is a life-long addiction, but more exciting are the insights it offers into post-industrial knowledge economies; and while okra makes Southern gumbo heart-meltingly smooth, it also speaks of capitalism's entangled relationship with freedom and unfreedom.

Explaining everything from the hidden cost of care work to the misleading language of the free market as he cooks dishes like anchovy and egg toast, Gambas al Ajillo and Korean dotori mook, Ha-Joon Chang serves up an easy-to-digest feast of bold ideas. Myth-busting, witty and thought-provoking, Edible Economics shows that getting to grips with the economy is like learning a recipe: if we understand it, we can change it - and, with it, the world.

Biografía del autor

x{0026}lt;P Nacido en Corea del Sur, x{0026}lt;B Ha-Joon Changx{0026}lt;/B es especialista en economía del desarrollo y profesor en la Universidad de Cambridge. En 2005, Chang obtuvo el premio Wassily Leontief por avanzar las fronteras del Pensamiento Económico. Entre otros libros es autor de x{0026}lt;I Kicking Away the Ladder: Development Strategy in Historical Perspectivex{0026}lt;/I (2002), que ganó en 2003 el premio Gunnar Myrdal, y de x{0026}lt;I 23 cosas que no te cuentan sobre el capitalismox{0026}lt;/I (Debate, 2011).x{0026}lt;/P

Pasajes Libros SL ha recibido de la Comunidad de Madrid la ayuda destinada a prestar apoyo económico a las pequeñas y medianas empresas madrileñas afectadas por el COVID-19

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