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ISBN-13: 9781499902310
Publisher: Fastpencil Publishing
Publication date: 03/28/2017
Sales rank: 917,149
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction vii

Organization and Summary 11

What is Wealth? 15

The Wealth Creating Process 19

Measuring the Wealth of Nations 23

The World's Richest, Poorest & Middle Class Nations 27

Economic Freedom and the Wealth of Nations 33

The Extraordinary US Economy 39

Early 20th Century and the Progressive Agenda 45

The Great Depression: 1929-1940 51

Restoring Prosperity: 1940-1965 57

The Age of Aquarius & the Reagan Recovery: 1965-1988 63

At the Dawn of the 21st Century 69

Summarizing the US Experience 75

Wealth in the Western Offshoots 79

Economic Freedom in Europe 85

Economic Freedom in Hong Kong & Singapore 93

China's Classical "Miracle" 99

India Follows China 105

Russia: Haunted by its History 111

Japan: The Sun Also Sets 117

Latin America's Winners & Losers 123

Africa: Lights in the Dark Continent 131

Summary and Conclusions 137

Data Appendices 141

Appendix A Notes on Wages & Salaries 144

Appendix B GDP per person as a Guide to Wages & Salaries 148

Appendix C Identifying Classical and Progressive Periods 150

Appendix D International Comparisons 154

Appendix E Measures of Economic Freedom 156

Bibliography 159

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Rich Nation / Poor Nation: Why Some Nations Prosper While Others Fail 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
CharlesBassett More than 1 year ago
Extraordinarily interesting book that every federal, state and local policymaker should read in order to understand how they are impacting the economy with their decisions. The author's style reminds me of my favorite economist, Thomas Sowell, in the fact that he explains complex economic issues in a very easy to understand manner with interesting anecdotes. Additionally, I really appreciated that the author used extensive data to back up his research. I highly recommend this book for anyone looking to better understand how nations (or states or local government) can best succeed.