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.
- ISBN-13: 9780393318883
- ISBN-10: 0393318885
- Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
- Publish Date: May 1999
- Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.1 x 1.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds
- Page Count: 688