Ha Joon Chang

#100344 Ha Joon Chang

To put it bluntly, there isn't one economic theory that can single-handedly explain Singapore's success; its economy combines extreme features of capitalism and socialism. All theories are partial; reality is complex. .

Ha Joon Chang - To put it bluntly, there isn't one economic theory that can single-handedly explain Singapore's success; its economy combines extreme features of capitalism and socialism. All theories are partial; reality is complex. views: 4 Ha Joon Chang success quotes
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As a consumer, I don't create art, but I think whatever the message is, art has to touch you. .

Ha Joon Chang - As a consumer, I don't create art, but I think whatever the message is, art has to touch you. views: 2 Ha Joon Chang art quotes
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As someone from a developing country, I have a problem with rich countries thinking they can tell us anything, simply because they are giving money. .

Ha Joon Chang - As someone from a developing country, I have a problem with rich countries thinking they can tell us anything, simply because they are giving money. views: 1 Ha Joon Chang money quotes
#100348 Ha Joon Chang

Democracy, despite its limitations, is in the end the only way to ensure that policies do not simply benefit the privileged few. .

Ha Joon Chang - Democracy, despite its limitations, is in the end the only way to ensure that policies do not simply benefit the privileged few. views: 1 Ha Joon Chang end quotes
#100358 Ha Joon Chang

We need to accept that consumption is not the end goal of our life and stop measuring our well-being simply on the basis of earnings. We need to explicitly take the quality of our work-related life into account in judging our well-being. .

Ha Joon Chang - We need to accept that consumption is not the end goal of our life and stop measuring our well-being simply on the basis of earnings. We need to explicitly take the quality of our work-related life into account in judging our well-being. views: 1 Ha Joon Chang life quotes
#100363 Ha Joon Chang

I'm not an anti-capitalist, or anarchist. I want capitalism to work. .

Ha Joon Chang - I'm not an anti-capitalist, or anarchist. I want capitalism to work. views: 1 Ha Joon Chang work quotes
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The invention of the printing press was one of the most important events in human history. .

Ha Joon Chang - The invention of the printing press was one of the most important events in human history. views: 0 Ha Joon Chang history quotes
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By liberating women from household work and helping to abolish professions such as domestic service, the washing machine and other household goods completely revolutionised the structure of society. .

Ha Joon Chang - By liberating women from household work and helping to abolish professions such as domestic service, the washing machine and other household goods completely revolutionised the structure of society. views: 0 Ha Joon Chang women quotes
#100343 Ha Joon Chang

People tend to think that numbers are quite objective, but numbers in economics are not like this. Some economists say they're like sausages: you don't know what they really are until you cut into them. .

Ha Joon Chang - People tend to think that numbers are quite objective, but numbers in economics are not like this. Some economists say they're like sausages: you don't know what they really are until you cut into them. views: 0 Ha Joon Chang age quotes
#100345 Ha Joon Chang

People always think they're in the middle of a revolution while they tend not to realize the enormity of a change that has happened in the past. The telegraph was a revolution, but who looks at it that way these days? The telegraph sped up the transportation of messages over long distances by a huge factor. .

Ha Joon Chang - People always think they're in the middle of a revolution while they tend not to realize the enormity of a change that has happened in the past. The telegraph was a revolution, but who looks at it that way these days? The telegraph sped up the transportation of messages over long distances by a huge factor. views: 0 Ha Joon Chang change quotes
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It is one thing to tell the citizens of some faraway country to go to hell, but it is another to do the same to your own citizens, who are supposedly your ultimate sovereigns. .

Ha Joon Chang - It is one thing to tell the citizens of some faraway country to go to hell, but it is another to do the same to your own citizens, who are supposedly your ultimate sovereigns. views: 0 Ha Joon Chang hell quotes
#100349 Ha Joon Chang

Few countries have become rich through free-trade, free-market policies, and few ever will. .

Ha Joon Chang - Few countries have become rich through free-trade, free-market policies, and few ever will. views: 0 Ha Joon Chang will quotes
#100350 Ha Joon Chang

I don't drink at lunchtime because I'm very weak at alcohol like most Asians. .

Ha Joon Chang - I don't drink at lunchtime because I'm very weak at alcohol like most Asians. views: 0 Ha Joon Chang time quotes
#100351 Ha Joon Chang

When I was growing up in South Korea in the '70s and early '80s, the country was too poor to buy original records. Everything was bootlegged. .

Ha Joon Chang - When I was growing up in South Korea in the '70s and early '80s, the country was too poor to buy original records. Everything was bootlegged. views: 0 Ha Joon Chang poor quotes
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When we assess the impact of technological changes, we tend to downplay things that happened a while ago. .

Ha Joon Chang - When we assess the impact of technological changes, we tend to downplay things that happened a while ago. views: 0 Ha Joon Chang change quotes
#100353 Ha Joon Chang

Basically, the myth is that America has been founded on the free market; the government has done very little; it has thrived under free trade. But actually, if you look at the history, this is actually the country that has succeeded most with protectionist policies. .

Ha Joon Chang - Basically, the myth is that America has been founded on the free market; the government has done very little; it has thrived under free trade. But actually, if you look at the history, this is actually the country that has succeeded most with protectionist policies. views: 0 Ha Joon Chang history quotes
#100354 Ha Joon Chang

Contrary to what professional economists will typically tell you, economics is not a science. All economic theories have underlying political and ethical assumptions, which make it impossible to prove them right or wrong in the way we can with theories in physics or chemistry. .

Ha Joon Chang - Contrary to what professional economists will typically tell you, economics is not a science. All economic theories have underlying political and ethical assumptions, which make it impossible to prove them right or wrong in the way we can with theories in physics or chemistry. views: 0 Ha Joon Chang science quotes
#100355 Ha Joon Chang

Economics should be defined in terms of what it is about. It should be about how people produce things, how people exchange them, how people earn income, how they pay taxes, how the government provides infrastructure with tax revenue, and how it conducts monetary policy. The subject has to be defined in terms of the object of inquiry. .

Ha Joon Chang - Economics should be defined in terms of what it is about. It should be about how people produce things, how people exchange them, how people earn income, how they pay taxes, how the government provides infrastructure with tax revenue, and how it conducts monetary policy. The subject has to be defined in terms of the object of inquiry. views: 0 Ha Joon Chang change quotes
#100356 Ha Joon Chang

Free market economists frequently see minimum wage legislation as mere political intervention. However, there are decent economic theories which show that, under certain circumstances, minimum wages can be beneficial, as it makes workers more productive. .

Ha Joon Chang - Free market economists frequently see minimum wage legislation as mere political intervention. However, there are decent economic theories which show that, under certain circumstances, minimum wages can be beneficial, as it makes workers more productive. views: 0 Ha Joon Chang work quotes
#100357 Ha Joon Chang

The feeling of insecurity is inimical to our sense of wellbeing, as it causes anxiety and stress, which harms our physical and mental health. It is no surprise then that, according to some surveys, workers across the world value job security more highly than wages. .

Ha Joon Chang - The feeling of insecurity is inimical to our sense of wellbeing, as it causes anxiety and stress, which harms our physical and mental health. It is no surprise then that, according to some surveys, workers across the world value job security more highly than wages. views: 0 Ha Joon Chang work quotes

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