Why Nations Fail
The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty
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|Format:||Hardback, 529 pages|
|Published In: ||United States, 01 March 2012|
Two of the world's best and most erudite economists turn to the hardest issue of all: why are some nations poor and others rich? Written with a deep knowledge of economics and political history, this is perhaps the most powerful statement made to date that institutions matter.' A provocative, instructive, yet thoroughly enthralling book.--Joel Mokyr, Northwestern University.
"Should be required reading for politicians and anyone concerned with economic development." --Jared Diamond, "New York Review of Books"
..".bracing, garrulous, wildly ambitious and ultimately hopeful. It may, in fact, be a bit of a masterpiece."--"Washington Post"
"For economics and political-science students, surely, but also for the general reader who will appreciate how gracefully the authors wear their erudition."--"Kirkus Reviews"
"Provocative stuff; backed by lots of brain power."--"Library Journal
"This is an intellectually rich book that develops an important thesis with verve. It should be widely read." --"Financial Times
"A probing . . . look at the roots of political and economic success . . . large and ambitious new book." --"The Daily
""Why Nations Fail "is a splendid piece of scholarship and a showcase of economic rigor." "--The Wall Street Journal
"Ranging from imperial Rome to modern Botswana, this book will change the way people think about the wealth and poverty of nations...as ambitious as Jared Diamond's "Guns, Germs, and Steel.""
"The main strength of this book is beyond the power of summary: it is packed, from beginning to end, with historical vignettes that are both erudite and fascinating. As Jared Diamond says on the cover: 'It will make you a spellbinder at parties.' But it will also make you think.""--The " "Observer" (UK)
"A brilliant book." --"Bloomberg ("Jonathan Alter)
""Why Nations Fail" is a wildly ambitious work that hopscotches through history and around the world to answer the very big question of why some countries get rich and others don't." --"The New York Times" (Chrystia Freeland)
""Why Nations Fail"is a truly awesome book. Acemoglu and Robinson tackle one of the most important problems in the social sciences--a question that has bedeviled leading thinkers for centuries--and offer an answer that is brilliant in its
|Publisher: ||Crown Business|
|Dimensions: ||23.83 x 16.87 x 4.8 centimeters (0.91 kg)|