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Written so as to be entertaining and enjoyable to read. The information is very good and seems to be backed up with research.Published 22 months ago by Mont
A bit like Thinking Fast and Slow, but with a lot less rambling and almost zero cross referencing in the main text, this is a book that's meant to summarise a career's findings. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Athan
Mancur Olson's theory about stationary versus roving bandits is required reading for comparativsts and contains some great insights. Read morePublished on August 5, 2012 by Enjolras
If there is a leading economic text to act as a guide to the new milenium it is probably this one.
Olson firmly rejects the idea that economics can be understood without... Read more
This work is not as focused or consistent as his prior work, but I had to give it five stars on the strength of the first two chapters alone, which cover how a roving bandit... Read morePublished on December 16, 2008 by Marc Vossman
This book covers aspects of Economics that are only too often neglected. These aspects include how power arrangements affect market efficiency and the effectiveness of markets in... Read morePublished on August 29, 2006 by Crosslands
In the "Rise and Decline of Nations" Mancur Olson revealed the teacher in himself with a lucid readable account that left the mathematics in the footnotes. Read morePublished on December 26, 2005 by Benjamin Rossen
Olson's book is good but only understandable for those with an economics background. If you are not an economist you are going to have trouble understanding what he is trying to... Read morePublished on August 21, 2005 by Erick Ramos Murillo
Parts of this book are a bit slow and more theoretical than I want, but the chapter on the Soviet Union is one of the best economic essays I've ever read. Read morePublished on June 25, 2004 by Peter McCluskey