Wealth And Poverty Of Nations

Wealth And Poverty Of Nations

In this engrossing and important new work, eminent historian David Landes explores the complex, fascinating and often startling causes of the wealth and poverty of nations.

Author: David S. Landes

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780349141442

Category: Social Science

Page: 672

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The history of nations is a history of haves and have-nots, and as we approach the millennium, the gap between rich and poor countries is widening. In this engrossing and important new work, eminent historian David Landes explores the complex, fascinating and often startling causes of the wealth and poverty of nations. The answers are found not only in the large forces at work in economies: geography, religion, the broad swings of politics, but also in the small surprising details. In Europe, the invention of spectacles doubled the working life of skilled craftsmen, and played a prominent role in the creation of articulated machines, and in China, the failure to adopt the clock fundamentally hindered economic development. The relief of poverty is vital to the survival of us all. As David Landes brilliantly shows, the key to future success lies in understanding the lessons the past has to teach us - lessons uniquely imparted in this groundbreaking and vital book which exemplifies narrative history at its best.
Categories: Social Science

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

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

"Readers cannot but be provoked and stimulated by this splendidly iconoclastic and refreshing book." —Andrew Porter, New York Times Book Review The Wealth and Poverty of Nations is David S. Landes's acclaimed, best-selling exploration of ...

Author: David S. Landes

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393069818

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 688

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"Readers cannot but be provoked and stimulated by this splendidly iconoclastic and refreshing book." —Andrew 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 "picture of enormous sweep and brilliant insight" (Kenneth Arrow) as well as one of the most audaciously ambitious works of history in decades.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Wealth and Poverty of Nations

The Wealth and Poverty of Nations

In this engrossing and important new work, eminent historian David Landes explores the complex, fascinating and often startling causes of the wealth and poverty of nations.

Author: David S. Landes

Publisher:

ISBN: 0349111669

Category: Economic development

Page: 650

View: 859

The history of nations is a history of haves and have-nots, and as we approach the millennium, the gap between rich and poor countries is widening. In this engrossing and important new work, eminent historian David Landes explores the complex, fascinating and often startling causes of the wealth and poverty of nations. The answers are found not only in the large forces at work in economies: geography, religion, the broad swings of politics, but also in the small surprising details. In Europe, the invention of spectacles doubled the working life of skilled craftsmen, and played a prominent role in the creation of articulated machines, and in China, the failure to adopt the clock fundamentally hindered economic development. The relief of poverty is vital to the survival of us all. As David Landes brilliantly shows, the key to future success lies in understanding the lessons the past has to teach us - lessons uniquely imparted in this groundbreaking and vital book which exemplifies narrative history at its best.
Categories: Economic development

A Short Treatise on the Wealth and Poverty of Nations 1613

A Short Treatise on the Wealth and Poverty of Nations  1613

'A 'Short Treatise' on the Wealth and Poverty of Nations' presents, for the first time, an English translation of Antonio Serra's 'Breve Trattato' (1613), one of the most famous tracts in the history of political economy.

Author: Antonio Serra

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 9780857289735

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 260

View: 956

Although no less an authority than Joseph A. Schumpeter proclaimed that Antonio Serra was the world's first economist, he remains something of a dark horse of economic historiography. Nearly nothing is known about Serra except that he wrote and died in jail, and his Short Treatise is so rare that only nine original copies are known to have survived the ravages of time. What, then, can a book written nearly four centuries ago tell us about the problems we now face? Serra's key insight, studying the economies of Venice and Naples, was that wealth was not the result of climate or providence but of policies and strategies for competitively developing some economic activities rather than others, particularly manufactures, subject to increasing returns to scale and a large division of labour. Through a very systematic taxonomy of economic life, Serra then went on from this insight to theorize the causes of the wealth of nations and the measures through which a weak, dependent economy could achieve worldly melioration. At a time when leading economists return to biological explanations for the failure of their theories, the Short Treatise can remind us that there are elements of history which numbers and graphs cannot convey or encompass, and that there are less despondent lessons to be learned from our past. Serra's remarkable treatise is introduced by a lengthy and illuminating study of his historical context and legacy for the theoretical and cultural history of economics and for the economic strategies of nations.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Wealth of the World and the Poverty of Nations

The Wealth of the World and the Poverty of Nations

Should we in the West believe, literally, that trade with poor nations can be blamed for our "impoverishment"? In this book, Daniel Cohen claims that there is practically no foundation for such an alarmist position.

Author: Daniel Cohen

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262032538

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 136

View: 637

"Globalization" has become a loaded term. Should we in the West believe, literally, that trade with poor nations can be blamed for our "impoverishment"? In this book, Daniel Cohen claims that there is practically no foundation for such an alarmist position. We need to reverse the commonly held view that globalization has caused today's insecure labor market. On the contrary, Cohen argues, our own propensity for transforming the nature of work has created a niche for globalization and given it an ominous aspect, causing some to reject it. Such errors in analysis must not persist; as Cohen says, the stakes are too high.
Categories: Business & Economics

Introduction to Economics

Introduction to Economics

Author: James D. Gwartney

Publisher:

ISBN: 003098291X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 640

View: 438

Categories: Business & Economics

The Poverty of Nations

The Poverty of Nations

We can win the fight against global poverty. Combining penetrating economic analysis with insightful theological reflection, this book sketches a comprehensive plan for increasing wealth and protecting stability at a national level.

Author: Barry Asmus

Publisher: Crossway

ISBN: 9781433539114

Category: Religion

Page: 398

View: 244

We can win the fight against global poverty. Combining penetrating economic analysis with insightful theological reflection, this book sketches a comprehensive plan for increasing wealth and protecting stability at a national level.
Categories: Religion

Wealth and Poverty

Wealth and Poverty

In a way, they have. As Gilder states in this edition, "It is clear that we, the original supply siders, bear some responsibility for the failure to persuade. All these years later, it has become clear that we were not radical enough.

Author: George Gilder

Publisher: Regnery Publishing

ISBN: 9781596988095

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 551

Hailed as "the guide to capitalism," this bestseller is one of the most famous economic books of all time and has sold more than one million copies since its first release.
Categories: Business & Economics

Poverty From The Wealth of Nations

Poverty From The Wealth of Nations

In Poverty from the Wealth of Nations , the author presents an analysis of the evolution of global disparities that goes beyond the earlier neo-Marxist critiques of global capitalism.

Author: M. Alam

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780333985649

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 215

View: 670

In Poverty from the Wealth of Nations , the author presents an analysis of the evolution of global disparities that goes beyond the earlier neo-Marxist critiques of global capitalism. He moves beyond their narrative by inserting two additional asymmetries into the global economy - those created by 'unequal races' and unequal states. The author analyzes not only the power of markets, but the powers that shaped these markets. More importantly, he marshals cross-country evidence to show that loss of sovereignty retarded industrialization, human capital formation and economic growth.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Most Intimate Revelations about the Wealth and Poverty of Nations

The Most Intimate Revelations about the Wealth and Poverty of Nations

In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "The Wealth and Poverty of Nations: Why Some Are So Rich and Some So Poor.

Author: Ryan Scarth

Publisher: Lennex

ISBN: 5458877837

Category:

Page: 44

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In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "The Wealth and Poverty of Nations: Why Some Are So Rich and Some So Poor." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be startled by their biting sincerity; others may be spellbound by their unbridled flights of fantasy. Don't buy this book if: 1. You don't have nerves of steel. 2. You expect to get pregnant in the next five minutes. 3. You've heard it all.
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CONSIDERATION OF THE WEALTH

CONSIDERATION OF THE WEALTH

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it.

Author: Wolcott Noble Griswold

Publisher: Wentworth Press

ISBN: 136129387X

Category: History

Page: 248

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.
Categories: History

The Cultural Wealth of Nations

The Cultural Wealth of Nations

Drawing on case studies that range from the vineyards of South Africa and the textiles of Thailand to the Mundo Maya in Latin America and tourist destinations in Tuscany, this volume examines the various forms that cultural wealth takes, ...

Author: Nina Bandelj

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804780728

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

View: 887

Symbolic resources affect social, cultural, and economic development. The value of being "Made in America" or "Made in Italy," for example, depends not only on the material advantages each place offers but also on the symbolic resources embedded in those places of production. Drawing on case studies that range from the vineyards of South Africa and the textiles of Thailand to the Mundo Maya in Latin America and tourist destinations in Tuscany, this volume examines the various forms that cultural wealth takes, the processes involved in its construction, and the ways it is deployed. Leading scholars from a range of disciplinary backgrounds examine how symbolic resources and cultural understandings help firms and regions develop. Through a thoughtful analysis of current- day cases, as well as historical developments, The Cultural Wealth of Nations offers an exciting new alternative to standard economic explanations about the wealth and poverty of nations.
Categories: Social Science