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...

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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.

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    ISBN 9780393318883
    Genre BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economic History
    Format Paperback
    Pages 658
    Publisher Date 1999-05-01 00:00:00.0
    Publisher W W Norton & Co Inc
    Copyright Year 1999
    Height 9.25 in
    Wdth 6.5 in
    Thickness 1.0 in
    Unit weight 1.8 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle Why Some Are So Rich and Some So Poor
    Audience College/higher education
    Authors Landes, David S.

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