the question of what precisely the presently rich nations did in order to get rich. Erik S. Reinert, The Other Canon Foundation & Sophus Reinert, University of. How Rich Countries Got Rich and Why Poor Countries Stay Poor. By ERIK S. REINERT. Publisher: Anthem Press India and Third World Network. ISBN: 1 . In it Erik S. Reinert shows how rich countries developed through a combination of government intervention, protectionism, and strategic.
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When you create an account with us, you’ll be able to save your favourite books, make a wishlist of upcoming titles, receive newsletters about books you’ll love, get recommendations tailored to you and order our books directly. Join us by creating an account and start getting the best experience from our website! How Rich Countries Got Rich is a narrative history counrties modern economic development from the Italian Renaissance to the present day. In it Erik S. Reinert shows how rich countries developed through a combination of government intervention, protectionism, and strategic investment.
Reinert suggests that this set of policies in various combinations has driven successful development from Renaissance Italy to the modern Far East. Yet despite its demonstrable success, orthodox development economists have largely ignored this approach and insisted instead on the importance of free trade.
Reinert presents a strongly revisionist history of economics and shows how the discipline has wuy been torn between the continental Renaissance tradition on one hand and the free market theories of English and later American economics on the other. He argues that our economies were founded couhtries protectionism and state activism and could only later afford the luxury of free trade. When our leaders come to lecture poor countries on the right road to riches they do so in almost perfect ignorance of the real history of mass affluence.
Reinert, author of Globalization, Economic Development and Inequality: He is one of the world’s leading heterodox development economists and is based in Norway. Two of the story’s iconic characters are Harvard students Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss: Bitcoin Billionaires is the story of the brothers’ redemption and revenge in the wake of their epic legal battle with Facebook – and the first great book from the world of bitcoin.
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Yet looking back from the present day, we judge the integrationist dream post-Brown as an utter failure, in the belief that it harmed students and deepened racial divisions in our society. Though integration efforts continued into the s, reaching a highpoint insince then we’ve reverted to a situation in which segregation-no longer de jure, but de facto-prevails.
Was integration a social experiment doomed from the start? In Children of the Dream, economist Rucker Johnson unearths the astonishing true story of integration in America. Drawing on immense longitudinal studies tracking the fates of thousands of individuals over the course of many decades, Johnson reveals that integration not only worked, but worked spectacularly well.
Children who attended integrated schools were far more successful in life than those who didn’t-and this held true for children of all races and backgrounds.
Indeed, Johnson’s research shows that well-funded, integrated schools were nothing less than the primary engine of social mobility in America across the s and s. Yet the experiment was all-too-brief, owing to a racial backlash and the unwillingness of even self-professed liberals to send their kids to integrated schools. As Johnson argues, by allowing educational segregation and inequality to fester, we are doing damage to society as a whole.
Explaining why integration worked, why it came up short, and how it can be revived, Children of the Dream offers a prescription for ending inequality and reviving the American Dream in our time. Rick Steves Pocket Venice truly is a tour guide in your pocket. This colorful, compact guidebook includes Rick’s advice for prioritizing your time, whether you’re spending 1 or 7 days in Venice.
Everything a busy traveler needs is easy to access: Rick Steves Pocket Venice includes the following walks and tours: Mark’s to San Zaccaria Walk. With this guide, you’ll set sail to Europe’s most prosperous corner: Cruise through Stockholm’s scenic archipelago, and sample the Baltic charms of Tallinn.
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Rick’s candid, humorous advice will guide you to good-value hotels and restaurants. He’ll help you plan where to go and what to see, depending on the length of your trip. You’ll get up-to-date recommendations on what’s worth your time and money.
More than just reviews and directions, a Rick Steves guidebook is a tour guide in your pocket. These public institutions have ricch so dependent on funding from private banking and the revolving door between the two worlds is so smooth that public and private banks are effectively working toward the same goals.
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Why can some people achieve greatness when others can’t, no matter how hard they try? What are the secrets of long life and happiness? Just how much potential does our species have? In this inspirational book, New Scientist Managing Editor Rowan Hooper takes us on a tour of the peaks of human rinert. We sit down with some of the world’s finest minds, from a Nobel-prize winning scientist to a double Booker-prize winning author; we meet people whose power of focus has been the difference between a world record and death; we learn from international opera stars; we go back in time with memory champions, and we explore the transcendent experience of ultrarunners.
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Many of us feel threatened by anything that is vague, unplanned, scattered around or hard to describe. We find comfort in having a script to rely on, a system to follow, in being able to categorise and file away. We all benefit from tidy organisation – up to a point. A large library needs a reference system. Global trade needs the shipping container. Scientific collaboration needs measurement units.
But the forces of tidiness have marched too far. Corporate middle managers and government bureaucrats have long tended to insist that everything must have a label, a number and a logical place in a logical system. Now that they are armed with computers and serial numbers, there is little to hold this tidy-mindedness in check.
It’s even spilling into our personal lives, as we corral our children into sanitised play areas or entrust our quest for love to the soulless algorithms of dating websites.
Order is imposed when chaos would be more productive. Or if not chaos, then. The trouble with tidiness is that, in excess, it becomes rigid, fragile and sterile. In Messy, Tim Harford reveals how qualities we value more than ever – responsiveness, resilience and creativity – simply cannot be disentangled from the messy soil that produces them.
This, then, is a book about the benefits of being messy: It’s time to rediscover the benefits of a little mess.
Impact investment, the support of social and environmental projects with a financial return, has become a hot topic in the world’s philanthropy and development circles, and is growing exponentially: Yet for all the excitement, there is work to do to ensure it actually realizes its potential. Will impact investment empower millions of people worldwide, or will it just replicate the same failures that have plagued the aid and antipoverty industry?
When she was a twenty-year-old college student at Swarthmore, Simon compelled Lockheed Martin to change their LGBTQ policies by convincing her college to stop investing in the firm. And that was just the beginning. With passion and counterintuitive arguments, Simon shows how impact investing can make real change.
But she also illustrates how easy it is to make mistakes, showing how wind farms can lead to land grabs, and how short-term thinking by well-meaning investors can actually lead to more oppression and hardship in the communities they are trying to help.