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The Wealth and Poverty of Nations by David Landes

Why Some are so Rich and Some are so Poor (1998)



David Landes 



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ISBN 0393318885  ISBN 0349111669 


History; Economics


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The Wealth and Poverty of Nations by David Landes Professor David S. Landes is the Emeritus Professor of History & Economics at Harvard University. This book looks at the historic causes of the wealth and poverty of today's nations. It is immensely readable and enjoyable but judging by some of the reader comments on Amazon the author's views are somewhat controversial.

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Why Some are so Rich and Some are so Poor

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