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One person found this helpful. Needs to be read by all citizens and Needs to be read by all citizens and especially elected officials in our government for historical perspective on what's going on today in our world. This book has been read by millions and reviewed by hundreds. I don't think I can add much more.

It's an intriguing premise and Author Landes's conclusions are well supported. Anyone who has traveled around the world will see this for him or her self.

The book is written in a plain English clear style - any layman can get the message from what would otherwise be a lesson in macro economics. A bit heavy but fascinating review of economic history. And, for me, a discouraging look into our future.

Is the American economy just ready to repeat the European past?

The problem some readers may have is that the author gives an unvarnished, no holes barred, tell it like it is, narrative.

Many individuals, as well as nation states want to blame everyone but themselves for short comings. The author pulls no punches.

The Wealth and Poverty of Nations

He does gore a lot of sacred cows not only in India and that always stirs controversy. But that's what made this book so valuable.

The only part I might disagree with is the implied generalization that some groups of immigrants to the United States do well because of their home land's culture. Those that come to this country are a sub-set, a non-representative group that is NOT a cross section of their home population. They are a select group of either entrepreneurs, risk takers, or else the desperate. They are the ones that either are looking to make a killing or else have nothing to lose and take risk and make it big or else fail trying and try again.

It is worth the price of admission just for the bibliography and footnotes as well as his humor and cynicism. Again a great read!!! Two word summary: What's wrong with the book is that Landes never proves, or even makes a satisfactory compelling argument for the above thesis.

What's right with the book is that it is entertaining and informative. He supports his thesis with hundreds of fascinating historical and economic anecdotes. While interesting, even casual students of economic history will realize that these anecdotes are no substitute for a comprehensive and especially quantitative analysis.

On the other hand, such anecdotes are eminently more readable for the casual student. I enjoyed the book greatly, though I disagreed with the author in some places and felt he was guilty of sins of omission in others. The book is thoroughly footnoted, with a massive bibliography for the reader who cares to dig deeper. But make no mistake, the book is a popularization, not an academic tract.

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I take issue with other reviewers' claims of the author's racism. I found him to be extremely even handed in his treatment of sensitive issues.

This sensitivity and evenhandedness was surprising because early on he makes promises of being a radical iconoclast of politcal correctness, promises which I don't believe he ever delivers on.

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Landes has cooked up a great feast of economic history. Come, draw up a chair to the table and partake of this rich bounty. About the Author David S. Landes is professor emeritus at Harvard University. By David S. New York: W. Norton, Reactions to David Landes's latest tour de force will no doubt run the gamut. Filled with pithy sketches of nations why weren't the French troubled by air pollution?

Amid the endearing details, Landes has an argument to make.

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At one level, the argument is one that I find persuasive and have long agreed with: in the "history of economic development, it is The nations of Europe, particularly northwest Europe, the United States, Canada, and Japan, worked harder and tried harder to innovate and improve economically because it was important to them.The Fates of Human Societies.

Here is Landes on slavery and climate: "It is no accident that slave labor has historically been associated with tropical and semitropical climes" p.

Its a slow but a great read, savor it. I enjoyed the book greatly, though I disagreed with the author in some places and felt he was guilty of sins of omission in others.

Needs to be read by all citizens and This a great book on the history of how the world came to be as it is. Comprehensive in scope and practical in style, this book offers insights that cannot be taken lightly.

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