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, 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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