How Rich Countries Got Rich . . . and Why Poor Countries Stay Poor

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In this refreshingly revisionist history, Erik S. Reinert shows how rich countries developed through a combination of government intervention, protectionism, and strategic investment—rather than through free trade. Yet when our leaders lecture poor countries on the right path to riches they do so in almost perfect ignorance of the fact that our economies were founded on protectionism long before they could afford the luxury of free trade. How Rich Countries Got Rich... will challenge economic orthodoxy and open up the debate on why self-regulating markets are not the best answer to our hopes of worldwide prosperity.

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Erik S. Reinert, editor of Globalization, Economic Development and Inequality: An Alternative Perspective, is Professor of Technology Governance and Development Strategies at Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia, and president of The Other Canon Foundation in Norway.

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A breakthrough in our understanding of the links between technology and the wealth and poverty of nations. * Prof Freeman, Univ of Sussex. * Warning: this book will forever change your conception of economic development. * Prof Perez, Cambridge University. * Unlike much of the writing produced by opponents of globalization, these are serious books by serious people. They deserve to be read. * Reviewed alongside H-Joon Chang's book in Financial Times. * It lands powerful punches. * The Sunday Telegraph * Reinert asks the most fundamental questions about economic development, and proceeds to answer them with clear logic, a sweeping grasp of history and an immensely readable style. * Network Ideas *

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