Edible Economics: A Hungry Economist Explains the World

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Edible Economics: A Hungry Economist Explains the World

Edible Economics: A Hungry Economist Explains the World

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I had some vague expectations like how food shapes economics in various parts of the world, which, the author explicitily says the book is not right at the beginning. P111: “[re education] In other words, equality of opportunity is not enough; we need a relatively high degree of outcome. He explains economic principles via his favourite food and dishes but relate it to economic issues i.

Chang’s preferred growth model, once unorthodox, is close to being an “anti-Washington” consensus these days, and like all such consensuses, has weaknesses. Government services: the IRS has ancient technology as do air traffic controllers - all thanks to our government leaders. It shows that getting to grips with the economy is like learning a recipe: when we understand it, we can adapt and improve it—and better understand our world. That makes it so very understandable, put so simply, than the complex sociological and economical theories most of us would find labyrinthine at best and boring or dry at worst. Yes, if you're an adventurous eater like me, who also likes micro-history books and the mixing of topics in an amenable way.

I'm very used to Europeans and Europe-based gurus (the author is South Korean, but he's made his career in the UK, so I'm counting him in) being awful at analysing South America, save the Spaniards and Portuguese because language and historical ties that continue make them closer and more in touch, but it never ceases to bother me how ill-informed their commentary can be sometimes. Often, it goes a bit off-tangent from the beginning of chapters and you end up in an entirely different plane. Raczej tę książkę polecam dla młodych ludzi, zainteresowanych lub których chcemy zainteresować ekonomią, gospodarka światową, a nie dla tych którzy mają jako takie pojęcie o tych kwestiach.

Each chapter is a bit of a stand alone essay of a food item and then the discussion morphs into something economic. It's rather a compilation of personal anecdotes, food history tidbits, and a critique of economic theories to explain the world we live in.

There's no ethnic food I won't try, to the point those that know me ask me half-teasingly and half-seriously, "Just what don't you like? I enjoyed the conversational and anecdotal format, and the interlinking of stuff I knew with stuff I didn't. Part One is about overcoming prejudice through using the author's own experience overcoming his aversion to food like okra (I can relate, hate that thing), and the next is about becoming more productive, then the third is about doing better globally; and the fourth and last sections are about living together and thinking of the future.



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