False Economy

False Economy

A Surprising Economic History of the World

Book - 2009
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Throughout history, individual decisions have shaped the economic destinies of nations. No country's fate is determined simply by geography, history, religion, or natural resources. In False Economy , Alan Beattie tackles misconceptions about the modern world, looking back at history through economic binoculars, questioning various assumptions about Islam, Africa, corruption, government subsidies, and more. Wholly accessible, brilliantly argued, and full of surprises, it's not only a historical explanation of how the world got to its current point, but also a look at how our past affects our future.
Publisher: Toronto : Viking Canada, 2009
ISBN: 9780670068593
Branch Call Number: 330.9 B36f
Characteristics: 321 pages ; 24 cm


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Sep 16, 2009

a fun read, history explained from an economic viewpoint, the section on corruption was quite informative

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