This is a provocative new theory of political economy explaining why the world is divided into nations with wildly differing levels of prosperity. Why are some nations more prosperous than others? "Why Nations Fail" sets out to answer this question, with a compelling and elegantly argued new... read more
1. So Close and Yet So Different.
2. Theories That Don't Work.
3. The Making of Prosperity and Poverty.
4. Small Differences and Critical Junctures: The Weight of History.
5. "I've Seen The Future, and It Works": Growth Under Extractive Institutions
6. Drifting Apart.
7. The Turning Point.
8. Not on Our Turf: Barriers to Development.
9. Reversing Development.
10. The Diffusion of Prosperity.
11. The Virtuous Cycle.
12, The Vicious Cycle.
13. Why Nations Fail Today.
14. Breaking the Mold.
15. Understanding Prosperity and Poverty.
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