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Beattie's book is an economic history of the world is a about 300 pages, which means his history is much more spotty than some other histories of the world. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Marcus Goncalves
A different way of looking at the world. A bit wordy but very educational. Never read this type of analysis before.Published 18 months ago by Robert A
I read this book when it first came out, and just finished rereading it. This is one of the very best economics books that I've read, it is written for a mainstream audience, you... Read morePublished 24 months ago by TopCat19
I found this book is a fair first effort for the author on the complicated relationship between national politics (often self-serving) and the supposedly efficient mechansims of... Read morePublished on November 19, 2013 by david
He raises many interesting points throughout the book. And that's about it. He doesn't substantially back up his assertions and he's off to the next topic before I can say... Read morePublished on September 3, 2013 by Mr. Forever
A nice book that really takes you around a lot of topics in trade and economic history. The analysis can be a little light but that is more than offset by all the new ways of... Read morePublished on May 9, 2013 by derwin
fascinating reviews of decisions individual countries' policy makers made and the resulting consequences; especially enjoyed the comparison between the U.S. Read morePublished on April 2, 2013 by amazon woman
A very fine explication of why nations do stupid things to their economies, contrary to theory, but consistent with the special interests that shape their policies.Published on December 24, 2012 by J. Bennett
Nearly everyone who studies history in college is told that those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it. Read morePublished on May 6, 2012 by Fredric D. Williams