Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity and Poverty - Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson

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This book has received rave reviews by a lot of highly credentialed people, including at least four laureates in economics; but it isn't nearly as good as their praise would suggest. It starts well, debunking several widely held theories about the causes of wealth and poverty, but deteriorates as it goes along, until it becomes merely rhetorical and platitudinous. Worth reading as a study in the disintegration of argument.
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