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The wealth and poverty of nations

why some are so rich and some so poor

by David S. Landes

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Published by W.W. Norton in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Europe
    • Subjects:
    • Wealth -- Europe -- History,
    • Wealth -- History,
    • Poverty -- Europe -- History,
    • Poverty -- History,
    • Regional economic disparities -- History,
    • Economic history,
    • Economic development -- Social aspects

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. [567]-635) and index.

      StatementDavid S. Landes.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHC240.Z9 W45 1998
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxxi, 650 p. :
      Number of Pages650
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL680930M
      ISBN 100393040178
      LC Control Number97027508

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      The Wealth and Poverty of Nations: Why Some Are So Rich and Some So Poor David S. Landes, Author W. W. Norton & Company $30 (0p) ISBN . An enormously erudite and provocative history of how wealth and power became so unevenly distributed between the West and the rest of the world. How did China, years ahead of Europe in technology and exploration, lose its advantage in the 17th century? What led Great Britain to set the pace for the Industrial Revolution? Why have Latin America, the Middle East, and sub .

      ― David S. Landes, The Wealth and Poverty of Nations: Why Some Are So Rich and Some So Poor. 0 likes. Like. All Quotes | Add A Quote. Books by David S. Landes. The Wealth and Poverty of Nations 2, ratings Open Preview Dynasties His explanation of the wealth and poverty of nations is simple: rich nations are once-poor nations that developed market economies; poor nations are once- and still-poor nations that did not. Market economies require governments that do not interfere with people’s economic affairs except to protect property rights.


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