Power And Prosperity Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Power And Prosperity

  • Author : Mancur Olson
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Release Date : 2000-11-20
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 0465051960
  • Total Read : 96
  • File Size : 10,8 Mb

Power And Prosperity Summary:

Why do some economies do better than others? How does society encourage the kind of market economy that generates continually increasing incomes? How do particular styles of government affect economic performance? World-renowned economist Mancur Olson tackles these questions and others in what will surely be regarded as his magnum opus. Olson contends that governments can play an essential role in the development of markets. Reliable enforcement of private contracts and protection of individual rights to property depend on governments strong enough not to undermine them. His exploration of "market-augmenting governments" will stand as a cutting-edge work on economic growth and provide a useful framework in which to consider the Asian financial crisis and its aftermath. As Susan Lee noted in Forbes, "his pioneering insights might have won a Nobel Prize for Olson had he lived a bit longer."

Power And Prosperity  Outgrowing Communist And Capitalist Dictatorships Book
Score: 5
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Power And Prosperity Outgrowing Communist And Capitalist Dictatorships

  • Author : Mancur Olson
  • Publisher : Basic Books (AZ)
  • Release Date : 2000-01-19
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 282
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015050031668
  • Total Read : 82
  • File Size : 9,5 Mb

Power And Prosperity Outgrowing Communist And Capitalist Dictatorships Summary:

This final work by a world-renowned economist will take its place among the classics of political economy.

Why Nations Fail Book
Score: 4
From 18 Ratings

Why Nations Fail

  • Author : Daron Acemo─člu
  • Publisher : Currency
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 529
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307719218
  • Total Read : 74
  • File Size : 17,7 Mb

Why Nations Fail Summary:

An award-winning professor of economics at MIT and a Harvard University political scientist and economist evaluate the reasons that some nations are poor while others succeed, outlining provocative perspectives that support theories about the importance of institutions.

Energy and Economic Growth Book

Energy and Economic Growth

  • Author : Timothy J. Foxon
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-10-18
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 188
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317210184
  • Total Read : 99
  • File Size : 15,5 Mb

Energy and Economic Growth Summary:

Access to new sources of energy and their efficient conversion to provide useful work have been key drivers of economic growth since the industrial revolution. Western countries now need to transform their energy systems and move away from the single-minded pursuit of economic growth in order to reduce our carbon emissions, and to allow the environmental space for other countries to develop in a more sustainable way. Achieving this requires understanding of the dynamics of economic and industrial change with appreciation of the dependence of economies on ecological systems. Energy and Economic Growth thus examines the links between three issues: history of energy sources, technologies and uses; ecological challenges associated with the current dominant economic growth paradigm; and the future low carbon energy transition to mitigate human-induced climate change. Providing a historical understanding of the relevant connections between physical, social and economic changes, the book enables the reader to better understand the connection between their own energy use and global economic and environmental systems, and to be able to ask the right questions of our political and business leaders. This is a valuable resource for students, scholars and policy makers with an interest in energy, climate change and economic thinking.

Pillars of Prosperity Book

Pillars of Prosperity

  • Author : Timothy Besley
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2011-08-28
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 375
  • ISBN 10 : 9780691152684
  • Total Read : 94
  • File Size : 6,7 Mb

Pillars of Prosperity Summary:

"Little else is required to carry a state to the highest degree of opulence from the lowest barbarism, but peace, easy taxes, and a tolerable administration of justice; all the rest being brought about by the natural course of things." So wrote Adam Smith a quarter of a millennium ago. Using the tools of modern political economics and combining economic theory with a bird's-eye view of the data, this book reinterprets Smith's pillars of prosperity to explain the existence of development clusters--places that tend to combine effective state institutions, the absence of political violence, and high per-capita incomes. To achieve peace, the authors stress the avoidance of repressive government and civil conflict. Easy taxes, they argue, refers not to low taxes, but a tax system with widespread compliance that collects taxes at a reasonable cost from a broad base, like income. And a tolerable administration of justice is about legal infrastructure that can support the enforcement of contracts and property rights in line with the rule of law. The authors show that countries tend to enjoy all three pillars of prosperity when they have evolved cohesive political institutions that promote common interests, guaranteeing the provision of public goods. In line with much historical research, international conflict has also been an important force behind effective states by fostering common interests. The absence of common interests and/or cohesive political institutions can explain the existence of very different development clusters in fragile states that are plagued by poverty, violence, and weak state capacity.

From a to B Book

From a to B

  • Author : David Axe
  • Publisher : Potomac Books, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2011-11-01
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781612341309
  • Total Read : 67
  • File Size : 17,6 Mb

From a to B Summary:

What America does best.

Zero Sum World Book

Zero Sum World

  • Author : Gideon Rachman
  • Publisher : Atlantic Books Ltd
  • Release Date : 2014-07-03
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN 10 : 9780857891624
  • Total Read : 71
  • File Size : 8,8 Mb

Zero Sum World Summary:

The economic crisis that struck the world in 2008 has drastically altered the logic of international relations. Globalisation no longer benefits all the world's superpowers and they face an array of global problems that are causing division between nations. A win-win world is giving way to a zero-sum world. Zero-sum logic, in which one country's gain looks like another's loss, has prevented the world from reaching an agreement to fight climate change and threatens to create a global economic stalemate. These new tensions are intensified by the emergence of dangerous political and economic problems that risk provoking wars, environmental catastrophe and ever-deeper debilitating economic crises. This timely and important book argues that international politics is about become much more volatile - and sets out what can be done to break away from the crippling logic of a zero-sum world.

Betrayed Book


  • Author : S. Kaplan
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2013-11-26
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 294
  • ISBN 10 : 9781137341808
  • Total Read : 68
  • File Size : 20,5 Mb

Betrayed Summary:

Betrayed takes a new approach to the subject of global poverty, one that doesn't blame the West but also doesn't rely on the West for solutions. Betrayed puts the poor themselves at center stage, and shows how their entrepreneurial energies are shackled by political and social discrimination. When these shackles are removed, as is happening in places such as China and Vietnam, the poor are able to seize opportunities and drive wealth creation. Combining the latest research into poverty and state building with the author's personal observations drawn from years running businesses in the developing world, Betrayed explains how leaders in the developing world can build more inclusive societies and more equitable governments, thereby creating dynamic national economies and giving the poor the opportunity to accumulate the means and skills to control their own destinies. This refreshing new approach will appeal to business people who are fed up with reading critiques of global poverty that see capitalism as the problem, not the solution; people in both the global North and South who want to see attention focused not on Western aid but on what developing countries and their citizens can do to help themselves; scholars and practitioners in the development field who are looking for new, practicable ideas; and general readers who want accessible and engaging accounts of ordinary people struggling to overcome poverty.