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The Wealth and Poverty of Nations: Why Some Are so Rich and Some so Poor

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The Wealth and Poverty of Nationsis 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 Nationsis a "picture of enormous sweep and brilliant insight" (Kenneth Arrow) as well as one of the most audaciously ambitious works of history in decades.

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This New York Times bestseller examines the complex combination of cultural mores and historical circumstances that have left some countries able to achieve economic success while others remain poverty-stricken. Reprint.

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Now in paperback: The acclaimed, bestselling 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? Featured on C-Span.

About the Author

David S. Landesis professor emeritus at Harvard University and the author of Bankers and Pashas, The Unbound Prometheus, and Revolution in Time.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393069815
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Subject:
Economics - Theory
Author:
Landes, David S.
Author:
David S. Landes
Subject:
Wealth
Subject:
International economic relations
Subject:
Europe - General
Subject:
Economic development -- Social aspects.
Subject:
Economic Conditions
Subject:
Economic History
Subject:
Poverty
Subject:
Regional economic disparities.
Subject:
Economic Development
Subject:
History
Subject:
Development - Economic Development
Subject:
General
Subject:
Business-History and Biography
Subject:
Economics - General
Subject:
Western Civilization-General
Subject:
World History-Western Civilization
Subject:
Education-General
Subject:
World History-General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Subject:
Business & Economics : Economics - Theory
Subject:
Business & Economics : Economic Conditions
Subject:
Business & Economics : Development - Economic Development
Publication Date:
May 1999
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English
Pages:
672

Related Subjects

Business » History and Biographies
History and Social Science » Economics » General
History and Social Science » Sociology » Poverty
History and Social Science » World History » European History General

The Wealth and Poverty of Nations: Why Some Are so Rich and Some so Poor
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Product details 672 pages W.W. Norton - English 9780393069815 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This New York Times bestseller examines the complex combination of cultural mores and historical circumstances that have left some countries able to achieve economic success while others remain poverty-stricken. Reprint.
"Synopsis" by , Now in paperback: The acclaimed, bestselling 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? Featured on C-Span.
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