Why Nations Fail - Daron Acemoglu, James Robinson

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Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty

Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty

 Why Egyptians filled Tahrir Square to bring down Hosni Mubarak and what it means for our understanding of the causes of prosperity and poverty

1. So Close and Yet So Different
 Nogales, Arizona, and Nogales, Sonora, have the same people, culture, and geography. Why is one rich and one poor?
2. Theories That Don't Work
 Poor countries are poor not because of their geographies or cultures, or because their leaders do not know which policies will enrich their citizens

3. The Making of Prosperity and Poverty
 How prosperity and poverty are determined by the incentives created by institutions, and how politics determines what institutions a nation has

4. Small Differences and Critical Junctures: The Weight of History
 How institutions change through political conflict and how the past shapes the present

5. "I've Seen the Future, and It Works": Growth Under Extractive Institutions
 What Stalin, King Shyaam, the Neolithic Revolution, and the Maya city-states all had in common and how this explains why China?s current economic growth cannot last

6. Drifting Apart
 How institutions evolve over time, often slowly drifting apart

7. The Turning Point
 How a political revolution in 1688 changed institutions in England and led to the Industrial Revolution

8. Not on Our Turf: Barriers to Development
 Why the politically powerful in many nations opposed the Industrial Revolution

9. Reversing Development
 How European colonialism impoverished large parts of the world

10. The Diffusion of Prosperity
 How some parts of the world took different paths to prosperity from that of Britain

11. The Virtuous Circle
 How institutions that encourage prosperity create positive feedback loops that prevent the efforts by elites to undermine them

12. The Vicious Circle
 How institutions that create poverty generate negative feedback loops and endure

13. Why Nations Fail Today
 Institutions, institutions, institutions

14. Breaking the Mold
 How a few countries changed their economic trajectory by changing their institutions

15. Understanding Prosperity and Poverty
 How the world could have been different and how understanding this can explain why most attempts to combat poverty have failed

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