qReaders cannot but be provoked and stimulated by this splendidly iconoclastic and refreshing book.qaAndrew Porter, New York Times Book Review 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 qpicture of enormous sweep and brilliant insightq (Kenneth Arrow) as well as one of the most audaciously ambitious works of history in decades. For the paperback edition, Landes has written a new epilogue, in which he takes account of Asian financial crisises and the international tension between overconfidence and reality.For the paperback edition, Landes has written a new epilogue, in which he takes account of Asian financial crisises and the international tension between overconfidence and reality.
|Title||:||The Wealth and Poverty of Nations: Why Some Are So Rich and Some So Poor|
|Author||:||David S. Landes|
|Publisher||:||W. W. Norton & Company - 1999-05-17|