The Rise and Decline of Nations: Economic Growth, Stagflation, and Social Rigidities

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Yale University Press, 1982 - Business & Economics - 273 pages
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The years since World War II have seen rapid shifts in the relative positions of different countries and regions. Leading political economist Mancur Olson offers a new and compelling theory to explain these shifts in fortune and then tests his theory against evidence from many periods of history and many parts of the world.
  

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Review: The Rise and Decline of Nations: Economic Growth, Stagflation, and Social Rigidities

User Review  - Joe Thacker - Goodreads

Too much chaff and needlessly longwinded, so I wanted to give it two stars, but I learned a few new insights in this book so I was forced to give four stars. Read full review

Review: The Rise and Decline of Nations: Economic Growth, Stagflation, and Social Rigidities

User Review  - Joe Thacker - Goodreads

Too much chaff and needlessly longwinded, so I wanted to give it two stars, but I learned a few new insights in this book so I was forced to give four stars. Read full review

Contents

The Logic
17
The Implications
36
The Developed Democracies Since World War II
75
Jurisdictional Integration and Foreign Trade
118
Inequality Discrimination and Development
146
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