9780393318883

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

  • ISBN 13:

    9780393318883

  • ISBN 10:

    0393318885

  • Edition: 00
  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 05/17/1999
  • Publisher: W W NORTON

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Summary

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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