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Did you actually read the book? 4: Bad Samaritans by Ha-Joon Chang

By Ha-Joon Chang  

I am glad my article on trade and protectionism generated debate among the readers of Prospect and others. In the article, as well as in my book Bad Samaritans: Rich Nations, Poor Policies and the Threat to the Developing World, I advance a totally unconventional view, so I do not expect to be accepted by all people. However, it is sad to see that some people refuse to see my argument for what it is.

One common reaction to my argument has been to argue that “Toyota [or South Korea, the USA, or whichever of my examples they find most…

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