How the West Grew Rich: The Economic Transformation of the Industrial World / Edition 1

How the West Grew Rich: The Economic Transformation of the Industrial World / Edition 1

by Nathan Rosenberg, L. E.. Birdzell Jr.
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0465031099

ISBN-13: 9780465031092

Pub. Date: 06/28/1987

Publisher: Basic Books


How did the West—Europe, Canada, and the United States—escape from immemorial poverty into sustained economic growth and material well-being when other societies remained trapped in an endless cycle of birth, hunger, hardship, and death? In this elegant synthesis of economic history, two scholars argue that it is the political pluralism and the

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How did the West—Europe, Canada, and the United States—escape from immemorial poverty into sustained economic growth and material well-being when other societies remained trapped in an endless cycle of birth, hunger, hardship, and death? In this elegant synthesis of economic history, two scholars argue that it is the political pluralism and the flexibility of the West’s institutions—not corporate organization and mass production technology—that explain its unparalleled wealth.

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ISBN-13:
9780465031092
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
06/28/1987
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
353
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.22(h) x 1.06(d)
Lexile:
1560L (what's this?)

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