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Title:
False economy : a surprising economic history of the world
Author:
Beattie, Alan, Economics correspondent.
Publication Information:
New York : Riverhead Books, [2009]

©2009
Physical Description:
321 pages ; 24 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
Making choices : why did Argentina succeed and the United States stall? -- Cities : why didn't Washington, D.C., get the vote? -- Trade : why does Egypt import half its staple food? -- Natural resources : why are oil and diamonds more trouble than they are worth? -- Religion : why don't Islamic countries get rich? -- Politics of development : why does our asparagus come from Peru? -- Trade routes and supply chains : why doesn't Africa grow cocaine? -- Corruption : why did Indonesia prosper under a crooked ruler and Tanzania stay poor under an honest one? -- Path dependence : why are pandas so useless? -- Conclusion : our remedies oft in ourselves do lie.
ISBN:
9781594488665
Format :
Book

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