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Kicking Away the Ladder: An Unofficial History of Capitalism, Especially in Britain and the United States

Ha-Joon Chang

Challenge, 2002, vol. 45, issue 5, 63-97

Abstract: In this fascinating history of economic development, the author shows that, contrary to popular myth, the early development of both Britain and the United States depended on protective tariffs to a significant degree. Why is this history so widely ignored? asks the author.

Date: 2002
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