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


WHEN May 8, 2012
2:30-4:30 PM WHERE Manarat Al Saadiyat, Abu Dhabi WHO Open to the Public

Why are some nations rich and others poor, divided by wealth and poverty, health and sickness, food and famine? Based on 15 years of original research, this lecture utilizes historical evidence from the Roman Empire, the Mayan city-states, medieval Venice, the Soviet Union, Latin America, England, Europe, the US, and Africa to build a new theory of prosperity in the modern world.

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