to my web pages. This is where I’ve collected my various on-line writings, information about my family, books and articles, courses I teach and other things I’m doing. There is a lot to read. Enjoy!

yours always,




Liberal Barbarism, intro page

This is the intro page to Liberal Barbarism.


In a recent post I made fun of Chinese English. I’m sorry. It wasn’t right. We are all struggling to speak different languages and I know only too well how stupid you end up sounding most of the time. Take my latest Chinese homework, for example (no, my teacher has not looked at it yet):


free download

My recent book, A Blogger’s Manifesto, is now available as a free download from the Internet Archive. Check this out:

You can naturally still buy it from Amazon or whatever (the cover is nice, and you don’t have to stitch the A4’s together). Btw, I’m in the process of scanning my other books and uploading them as well. Bear with me, it takes a bit of time to do …

Bad Samaritans

The October 8, 2009, issue of New York Review of Books has a review by William Easterly, “The Anarchy of Success,” of Ha-Joon Chang’s latest book, Bad Samaritans.  No, he doesn’t like it very much.  I’m surprised Easterly comes across as such a free-market enthusiast. That’s unusual for something writing in the NYRB.  This is not to say, however, that he is wrong.  Since Chang’s book, and mine, have a number of points in common, let me say a quick word about Easterly’s argument.