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Culture and Prosperity: The Truth About Markets - Why Some Nations Are Rich but Most Remain Poor. The subject of why some countries are rich and some are poor has always... Read morePublished on September 7, 2012 by Big John
Economics can be tough to read about. John Kay does an admirable job of telling stories to make his point. Read morePublished on August 23, 2011 by Jeff Bennett
One thing that this book attempts to do is to answer the question: What features enable
companies and economies as a whole to succeed and prosper? Read more
This book is easy and fun to read for a person without an economic background, such as myself.
A few critical comments. Read more
The description on the synopsis provided by the "Book reviews" is fairly accurate. Therefore, I will only add that, instead of this book, on the vexing question of why Western... Read morePublished on June 22, 2008 by César González Rouco
The cover subtitle is "Why some nations are rich but most remain poor?" is a great question fom a book but this book doesn't get around to ever answering the question. Read morePublished on February 23, 2008 by PATRICK SWEENEY
This book offers an explanation of why some countries did not experience large economic growth since the end of WWII, with an emphasis on South India, Eastern Europe, sub-Saharan... Read morePublished on March 13, 2007 by Newton Ooi
Every year, around about the time of the G8 summit, we're bombarded by dozens of well-intentioned pleas from celebrities and... Read morePublished on February 26, 2007 by Joseph Bergevin
As I read his column in the FT regularly I did have some idea as to the general direction this book would take. Read morePublished on January 29, 2006 by gominers