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23 Things We're Telling You About Capitalism XV

In our fifteenth thing that we didn't know about capitalism (because the capitalists have been so misinforming us) we get rather flipped over into the absurd. Chang's claim is that we all get browbeaten into believing that poor countries are poor because the people there are not entrepreneurial. He does on to point out, quite rightly, that this is an absurd thing to believe. The poor everywhere are vastly more entrepreneurial than us bourgeois middle class types: they have to be in order to survive. This is as true of poor people in rich countries as it is in poor too.