The Wealth and Poverty of Nations

The Wealth and Poverty of Nations

Author: David S. Landes

Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated

ISBN: 0393318885

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 658

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A study of the world's growing gulf between rich and poor explains why Western European nations have been the wealthiest, prospering through open societies, new technologies, and the pursuit of change

The Wealth and Poverty of Nations: Why Some Are So Rich and Some So Poor

The Wealth and Poverty of Nations: Why Some Are So Rich and Some So Poor

Author: David S. Landes

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393069815

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 688

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"Readers cannot but be provoked and stimulated by this splendidly iconoclastic and refreshing book." —Andrew Porter, New York Times Book Review The Wealth and Poverty of Nations is David S. Landes's acclaimed, best-selling exploration of one of the most contentious and hotly debated questions of our time: Why do some nations achieve economic success while others remain mired in poverty? The answer, as Landes definitively illustrates, is a complex interplay of cultural mores and historical circumstance. Rich with anecdotal evidence, piercing analysis, and a truly astonishing range of erudition, The Wealth and Poverty of Nations is a "picture of enormous sweep and brilliant insight" (Kenneth Arrow) as well as one of the most audaciously ambitious works of history in decades.

A Short Treatise on the Wealth and Poverty of Nations (1613)

A Short Treatise on the Wealth and Poverty of Nations (1613)

Author: Antonio Serra

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 9780857289735

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

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Although no less an authority than Joseph A. Schumpeter proclaimed that Antonio Serra was the world's first economist, he remains something of a dark horse of economic historiography. 'A 'Short Treatise' on the Wealth and Poverty of Nations' presents, for the first time, an English translation of Serra's 'Breve Trattato' (1613), one of the most famous tracts in the history of political economy. The treatise is accompanied by Sophus A. Reinert's illuminating introduction which explores its historical context, reception, and relevance for current concerns.

Development Economics

Development Economics

Author: Yujiro Hayami

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199272700

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 449

View: 546

It is 1868, and Carl Erik's family faces starvation in Sweden. As their hopes fade, they must endure a journey over land and sea to reach a better life in a new country thousands of miles away. Book jacket.

Wealth and Poverty

Wealth and Poverty

Author: George Gilder

Publisher: Regnery Publishing

ISBN: 9781596988095

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 498

View: 724

Hailed as "the guide to capitalism," this bestseller is one of the most famous economic books of all time and has sold more than one million copies since its first release.

The Wealth and Poverty of Cities

The Wealth and Poverty of Cities

Author: Mario Polèse

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190053710

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 337

View: 763

Jordan stands in the middle of a turbulent region, experiencing substantial refugee flows and economic challenges due to the conflict and insecurity of its neighbors. While the Jordanian economy and labor market in 2010, prior to the refugee crisis, had been shifting in a positive direction, it was an unanswered question how the labor market is faring during these challenging times. The fielding of the new Jordan Labor Market Panel Survey (JLMPS) 2016 wave offers an unprecedented opportunity to assess the challenges Jordan is facing across a number of markets and services. This book leverages the new, nationally representative data to begin addressing key economic and policy questions. The chapters of the book are organized into three parts, the first focused on key indicators of the labor market: labor supply, job creation, wages and inequality, and own account work (self-employed and employers). The second section focuses on migrants and refugees in Jordan, including an in-depth examination of the wellbeing of Syrian refugees in Jordan. The third section examines transitions across the life course in Jordan, including education, the school-to-work transition, marriage and fertility, housing and new households, and social insurance and retirement. Together these chapters show how Jordan's economy has fared during challenging times and provide insight into important challenges Jordan's economy and society face.

Studyguide for the Wealth and Poverty of Nations by Landes

Studyguide for the Wealth and Poverty of Nations by Landes

Author: Landes

Publisher: Academic Internet Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 142882412X

Category: Study Aids

Page: 132

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Never HIGHLIGHT a Book Again! Includes all testable terms, concepts, persons, places, and events. Cram101 Just the FACTS101 studyguides gives all of the outlines, highlights, and quizzes for your textbook with optional online comprehensive practice tests. Only Cram101 is Textbook Specific. Accompanies: 9780393318883. This item is printed on demand.

A Consideration of the Wealth and Poverty of Nations

A Consideration of the Wealth and Poverty of Nations

Author: W. N. Griswold

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 024332488X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 530

Excerpt from A Consideration of the Wealth and Poverty of Nations: Embracing Also the Evolution of Industry and Its Outcome With these brief explanations, the author leaves the work to the patience and indulgence of the reader; adding the hope, however, should the latter tread the mazes of the various analyses, discussions and demonstrations, he may be repaid by a fuller assurance, that humanity is moving forward through effort and conflict, by lines of advance already Open, to better conditions and more satisfactory realizations. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

A Consideration of the Wealth and Poverty of Nations: Embracing Also the Evolution of Industry and I

A Consideration of the Wealth and Poverty of Nations: Embracing Also the Evolution of Industry and I

Author: Wolcott Noble Griswold

Publisher: Wentworth Press

ISBN: 0469508442

Category: History

Page: 242

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

A Consideration of the Wealth and Poverty of Nations, Embracing Also the Evolution of Industry

A Consideration of the Wealth and Poverty of Nations, Embracing Also the Evolution of Industry

Author: Wolcott Noble Griswold

Publisher: Wentworth Press

ISBN: 0469085029

Category: History

Page: 242

View: 460

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.