9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Brilliant research combined with a lucid writing style, but.,
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This review is from: Trust: The Social Virtues and The Creation of Prosperity (Paperback)
This book blends together extensively detailed research and great style of presentation. Immensely readable. However, a vague feeling persists that data has been "fitted" to support the theory being presented. Any mention of Latin America, Indian subcontinent, Africa and others has been completely glossed over. Also, the picture being painted for China is not flattering. A long-term sustained prosperity for China is not predicted by Fukuyama, based on his observation of Chinese cultural values. But all-in-all extremely informative and provided insights into the cultural aspects of macro-economics.