Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty

Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty

Author: 
Acemoglu, Daron
Place: 
New York
Publisher: 
Crown Business
Phys descriptions: 
529p.:, maps
Date published: 
2012
Record type: 
Responsibility: 
Robinson, James A., jt. Author
ISBN: 
978-0-307-71921-8
Bar code: 
1038121
Call No: 
338.1 ACE
Abstract: 

This book is about the huge differences in incomes and standards of living that separate the rich countries of the world, such as the United States, Great Britain, and Germany, from the poor, such as those in sub-Saharan Africa, Central America, and South Asia.  As we write this ..., North Africa and the Middle East have been shaken by the "Arab Spring" started by the so-called Jasmine Revolution, which was initially ignited by public outrage over the self-immolation of a street vendor, Mohamed Boazizi, on December 17, 2010. By January 14, 2011, President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, who had ruled Tunisia since 1987, had stepped down, but far from abating, the revolutionary fervor against the rule of privileged elites in Tunisia and getting stronger and had already spread to the rest of the Middle East.  Hosni Mubarak, who had ruled Egypt with a tight grip for almost thirty years, was ousted on February 11, 2011....

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018