„Rich countries have 'kicked away the ladder' by forcing free-market, free-trade policies on poor countries.“

— Ha-Joon Chang, Context: Rich countries have 'kicked away the ladder' by forcing free-market, free-trade policies on poor countries. Already established countries do not want more competitors emerging through the nationalistic policies they themselves successfully used in the past. Ch. 2, Learning the right lessons from history, p. 61
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