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How rich countries got rich and why poor countries stay poor

Author: Erik S Reinert
Publisher: New York : Public Affairs, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Erik S. Reinert is a key figure in the growing worldwide movement against neo-classical economic theory. He argues that rich countries have developed through a combination of government intervention, protectionism, and strategic investment, yet, when it comes to today's poorer nations, the orthodoxy insists on unqualified and absolute standards of free trade. Reinert's strongly revisionist history reveals how  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Erik S Reinert
ISBN: 9780786718429 0786718420 9781586486686 1586486683
OCLC Number: 271036684
Description: xxix, 365 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword / Jomo K.S. --
Acknowledgements --
List of figures --
Introduction --
1. Discovering types of economic theories --
2. The evolution of the two different approaches --
3. Emulation : how rich countries got rich --
4. Globalization : the arguments in favour are also the arguments against --
5. Globalization and primitivization : how the poor get even poorer --
6. Explaining away failure : red herrings at the end of history --
7. Palliative economics : why the millennium goals are a bad idea --
8. 'Get the economic activities right', or, the lost art of creating middle-income countries --
Appendices --
1. David Ricardo's theory of comparative advantage in international trade --
2. Two different ways of understanding the economic world and the wealth and poverty of nations --
3. Frank Graham's theory of uneven development --
4. Two ideal types of protectionism compared --
5. Philipp von Hörnigk's nine points on how to emulate the rich countries (1684) --
6. The quality index of economic activities --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Erik S. Reinert.

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