Missionary Capitalist: Nelson Rockefeller in Venezuela
- The University of North Carolina Press
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- The Luther H. Hodges Jr. and Luther H. Hodges Sr. Series on Business, Entrepreneurship, and Public Policy
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- 6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.80(d)
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If you ever wondered why Latin America can't be more like USA or why the progress of this country hasn't been transplanted to others down south, this book will give you a clue. Nelson Rockefeller, the grandson of the richest American ever, felt in the mid-1930's the need to a) prove his own business acumen in a clean slate and/or b) prove that the USA could be a good neighbor to Latin American countries, using Venezuela as a starting point. This book provides details on his endeavors here in Venezuela and how the results were somewhat underwhelming. It's hard to muster the hunger to succeed when you have your expenses paid for from birth. This was true for both Rockefeller and Venezuela, with its oil riches. It's flattering to know he tried for so many years.