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The Wealth and Poverty of Nations: Why Some Are So Rich and Some So Poor (Paperback)

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    The Wealth and Poverty of Nations is David S. Landes's acclaimed, best-selling exploration of one of the most contentious and hotly debated questions of our time: Why do some nations achieve economic success while others remain mired in poverty? The an......more

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The Wealth and Poverty of Nations is David S. Landes's acclaimed, best-selling exploration of one of the most contentious and hotly debated questions of our time: Why do some nations achieve economic success while others remain mired in poverty? The answer, as Landes definitively illustrates, is a complex interplay of cultural mores and historical circumstance. Rich with anecdotal evidence, piercing analysis, and a truly astonishing range of erudition, The Wealth and Poverty of Nations is a "picture of enormous sweep and brilliant insight" (Kenneth Arrow) as well as one of the most audaciously ambitious works of history in decades.For the paperback edition, Landes has written a new epilogue, in which he takes account of Asian financial crisises and the international tension between overconfidence and reality.

Author:
Landes, David S.
Genre:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economic History
Audience:
College/higher education
Format:
Paperback
Pages:
658
Language:
English
Publisher:
W W Norton & Co Inc
Publish Date:
05/01/1999
Copyright Year:
1999
ISBN:
9780393318883
Height:
9.25 in
Wdth:
6.5 in
Thickness:
1.0 in
Unit weight:
1.8 lb
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