Alan Beattie, "False Economy: A Surprising Economic History of the World"
Riverhead Books | 2009 | ISBN: 1594488665 | 335 pages | siPDF | 5 MB
Alan Beattie has long been intrigued by the fates of different countries, economies, and societies—why some fail and some succeed. Here, he weaves together elements of economics, history, politics, and human stories, revealing that societies, economies, and countries usually make concrete choices that determine their destinies. In doing so, he addresses such illuminating queries as: Why are oil and diamonds more trouble than they are worth? Why did Argentina fail and the United States succeed? Why doesn't Africa grow cocaine?