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The Prosperity of Vice: A Worried View of Economics

The Prosperity of Vice: A Worried View of Economics

by Daniel Cohen
     
 

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How violence, rather than peace, has historically accompanied prosperity; and why emerging nations seem poised to repeat the tragic history of the industrialized world.

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How violence, rather than peace, has historically accompanied prosperity; and why emerging nations seem poised to repeat the tragic history of the industrialized world.

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"This is a fascinating book that deserves a wide readership. I was sorry when it ended - which is a rare state of mind at the end of an economic tract."—Howard Davies, Times Higher Education

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ISBN-13:
9780262300667
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
03/15/2012
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NOOK Book
File size:
241 KB

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"Daniel Cohen has done it again. Be ready for an amazing intellectual and historical journey, from the Neolithic period to the subprime crisis. You will learn. You will be enormously challenged. You will agree with some arguments,disagree with others. But, most of all, you will enjoy the ride."—Olivier Blanchard, Economic Counsellor and Research Department Director,International Monetary Fund, and Class of 1941 Professor, MIT

Meet the Author

Daniel Cohen is Professor of Economics at the École Normale Supérieure and the Université de Paris-I. A member of the Council of Economic Analysis of the French Prime Minister, he is the author of The Wealth of the World and the Poverty of Nations, Our Modern Times: The Nature of Capitalism in the Information Age, Globalization and Its Enemies, and Three Lectures on Post-Industrial Society, all published by the MIT Press.

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