Title: WHY NATIONS FAIL: THE ORIGINS OF POWER, PROSPERITY AND POVERTY Author: Daron Price Pak Rs: 2195


Title: WHY NATIONS FAIL: THE ORIGINS OF POWER, PROSPERITY AND POVERTY

Author: Daron
Price Pak Rs: 2195
Publisher: profile
Pages:320
Publishing Date:2012
Language: ENGLISH
Format:Hard Back
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Isbn: 9781846686108
Book Code:641
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In the West are the ‘haves’, while much of the rest of the world are the ‘have-nots’. The extent of inequality today is unprecedented. Drawing on an extraordinary range of contemporary and historical examples, Why Nations Fail looks at the root of the problems facing some nations. Economists and scientists have offered useful insights into the reasons for certain aspects of poverty, such as Jeffrey Sachs (it’s geography and the weather), and Jared Diamond (it’s technology and species). But most theories ignore the incentives and institutions that populations need to

invest and prosper: they need to know that if they work hard, they can make money and actually keep it – and the key to ensuring these incentives is sound institutions. Incentives and institutions are what separate the have and have-nots. Based on fifteen years of research, and stepping boldly into the territory of Ian Morris’s Why the West Rules – For Now, Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson blend economics, politics, history and current affairs to provide a new, persuasive way of understanding wealth and poverty. And, perhaps most importantly, they provide a pragmatic basis for the hope that those mired in poverty can be placed on the path to prosperity.

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