Sunday, 8 November 2015

My Reflections on 'Why Nations Fail'

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My travels abroad made me aware of the large wealth disparities between countries. Wondering if this had always been the case, I read ‘Why Nations Fail’ by Acemoglu and Robinson. I found it to be an enjoyable and comprehensive insight into why some countries are prosperous and others are not. This piece is more of a collection of my thoughts after reading this book, rather than a review. Throughout the book the authors’ claims are supported by historical examples from across the globe, thus also providing readers with a wealth of historical knowledge.