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What to Think About While Reading "Why Nations Fail"

1. Was the message convincing – why or why not?

2. How will knowledge of inclusive and extractive political institutions be of practical use for you in the international development field? 151 more words

International Development

Quote of the Week from Why Nations Fail

The people who suffer from the extractive economic institutions cannot hope for absolutist rulers to voluntarily change political institutions and redistribute power in society. The only way to change these political institutions is to force the elite to create more pluralistic institutions.

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International Development

Why Nations Fail

This April we are reading Why Nations Fail, a well known book by Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson. The authors incorporate more history than any global development book so far. 128 more words

International Development

How a Fence Determines Your Wealth

Originally written for the Students For Liberty Blogging Series, posted here on 2.12.15.

Put human history on a timeline, and you’ll quickly realize that the theme of Prosperous Nations and People is an extremely rare anomaly.  981 more words

Politics

JUST FOR THE RECORDS…THE WEALTH AND POVERTY OF A NATION: WHO WILL RESTORE THE DIGNITY OF NIGERIA? – OBY EZEKWESILI (PART3)

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Yet, despite the general consensus satisfaction with the record number of democratic years since 1999, darkness still ominously clouds our political landscape. 2,143 more words

GENERAL

Why are some countries prosperous, and others not?

Why Nations Fail is pretty much a must read for anyone interested in why some countries are prosperous and liberal, and why others aren’t. That doesn’t mean that I espouse its blatant and latent prescriptions or agree with the entirety of the historical narrative that it provides. 772 more words

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