How Rich Countries Got Rich . . . and Why Poor Countries Stay Poor
PublicAffairs, 2008 M10 7 - 400 pages
In this refreshingly revisionist history, Erik S. Reinert shows how rich countries developed through a combination of government intervention, protectionism, and strategic investment—rather than through free trade. Yet when our leaders lecture poor countries on the right path to riches they do so in almost perfect ignorance of the fact that our economies were founded on protectionism long before they could afford the luxury of free trade. How Rich Countries Got Rich… will challenge economic orthodoxy and open up the debate on why self-regulating markets are not the best answer to our hopes of worldwide prosperity.
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How Rich Countries Got Rich ... and Why Poor Countries Stay Poor
Erik S. Reinert
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