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The Wealth and Poverty of Nations By David S. Landes

The Wealth and Poverty of Nations
by David S. Landes

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As we approach the millennium the gap bewteen rich and poor countries is widening. Historian David Landes explores the complex causes of the wealth and poverty of nations. Analysing the large forces and the sometimes surprising small details that affect economic development, he shows that future success lies in understanding the past.
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The Wealth and Poverty of Nations Summary

The Wealth and Poverty of Nations by David S. Landes

Now that the old division of the world into the two power blocs of East and West has subsided, the great gap in wealth and health that separates North and South remains the single greatest problem and danger facing the world of the Third Millennium. The only challenge of comparable scope and difficulty is the threat of the environmental deterioration, and the two are intimately connected, indeed are one. David Landes argues that the North-South division is the great drama of our times, and that drama implies tension, passion, conflict and disappointment as well as happy outcomes. While Landes does not claim to have all the answers, he offers suggestions - although their impact is dependent upon a radical reappraisal of cultural values. Numerous historical examples are drawn together on global history, economics and the future.

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The Wealth and Poverty of Nations by David S. Landes
David S. Landes
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Little, Brown & Company
Shortlisted for Samuel Johnson Prize 1999.
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