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False economy: a surprising economic history of the world

Author: Beattie, Alan Publisher: Riverhead Books, 2009.Language: EnglishDescription: 312 p. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9781594488665Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes index
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Book Asia Campus
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Print HC500.1 .B43 2009
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Available 900198400
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Includes index


False Economy A Surprising Economic History of the World Contents Acknowledgements Preface 1 Making choices Why did Argentina succeed and the US stall? 2 Cities Why didn't Washington DC get the vote? 3 Trade Why does Egypt import half its staple food? 4 Natural resources Why are oil and diamonds more trouble than they are worth? 5 Religion Why don't Islamic countries get rich? 6 Politics of development Why does our asparagus come from Peru? 7 Trade routes and supply chains Why doesn't Africa grow cocaine? 8 Corruption Why did Indonesia prosper under a crooked ruler and Tanzania stay poor under an honest one? 9 Path dependence Why are pandas so useless? 10 Conclusion Our remedies oft in ourselves do lie Selective bibliography and notes Index xi xiii 1 38 67 95 121 151 184 215 245 275 290 299

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