Book Discussion on Wealth and Poverty of Nations

Professor Landes talked about his book, The Wealth and Poverty of Nations: Why Some Are So Rich and Some So Poor (W. W. Norton & Company,… read more

Professor Landes talked about his book, The Wealth and Poverty of Nations: Why Some Are So Rich and Some So Poor (W. W. Norton & Company, March 1998). He argued that the key to the wealth disparity among nations is the ability of nations to industrialize and that this ability is not explained by physical factors such as geography or natural resources, but by a culture which emphasizes values such as work, thrift, and honesty. He also took questions from members of the audience. close

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Book Discussion on Wealth and Poverty of Nations

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101907-1
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Public Affairs Event
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Speech
Location:
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
First Aired:
Apr 12, 1998
Last Aired:
Feb 23, 2009

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  • Apr 12, 1998 | 9:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 13, 1998 | 12:00am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 13, 1998 | 7:01am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 22, 2009 | 12:34pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 22, 2009 | 6:33pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 23, 2009 | 12:33am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 23, 2009 | 6:33am EST | C-SPAN 3
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