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The Wealth and Poverty of Nations: Why Some Are so Rich and Some so Poorby David S. Landes
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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.
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.
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.
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