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

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Paperback, W. W. Norton & Company, 1999, ISBN # 0393318885
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A study of the world's growing gulf between rich and poor explains why Western European nations have been the wealthiest, prospering through open societies, new technologies, and the pursuit of change

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A study of the world's growing gulf between rich and poor explains why Western European nations have been the wealthiest, prospering through open societies, new technologies, and the pursuit of change

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.

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Number of Pages: 658
Original Languages: English
Author: Landes, David S.
Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc
Publication Date: May, 1999
ISBN-13: 9780393318883
Digital Video Formats: Paperback
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 6.50 x 9.25 x 1.00 Inches
ISBN-10: 0393318885
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