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The great degeneration : how institutions decay and economies die

Author: Niall Ferguson
Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2013. ©2012
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"What causes rich countries to lose their way? Symptoms of decline are all around us today: slowing growth, crushing debts, increasing inequality, aging populations, antisocial behavior. But what exactly has gone wrong? The answer, Niall Ferguson argues ... is that our institutions--the intricate frameworks within which a society can flourish or fail--are degenerating"--Dust cover flap.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Niall Ferguson
ISBN: 9781594205453 1594205450
OCLC Number: 818953829
Description: 174 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The human hive --
The Darwinian economy --
The landscape of law --
Civil and uncivil societies --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Niall Ferguson.

Abstract:

"What causes rich countries to lose their way? Symptoms of decline are all around us today: slowing growth, crushing debts, increasing inequality, aging populations, antisocial behavior. But what exactly has gone wrong? The answer, Niall Ferguson argues ... is that our institutions--the intricate frameworks within which a society can flourish or fail--are degenerating"--Dust cover flap.
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