Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty

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Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty

rilliant and engagingly written, Why Nations Fail answers the question that has stumped the experts for centuries: Why are some nations rich and others poor, divided by wealth and poverty, health and sickness, food and famine? Is it culture, the weather, geography? Perhaps ignorance of what the right policies are? Simply, no. None of these factors is […]

Capital in the Twenty-First Century

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Capital in the Twenty-First Century

What are the grand dynamics that drive the accumulation and distribution of capital? Questions about the long-term evolution of inequality, the concentration of wealth, and the prospects for economic growth lie at the heart of political economy. But satisfactory answers have been hard to find for lack of adequate data and clear guiding theories. In Capital […]

Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything

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Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything

  Which is more dangerous, a gun or a swimming pool? What do schoolteachers and sumo wrestlers have in common? Why do drug dealers still live with their moms? How much do parents really matter? What kind of impact did Roe v. Wade have on violent crime? Freakonomics will literally redefine the way we view […]