the question of what precisely the presently rich nations did in order to get rich. Erik S. Reinert, The Other Canon Foundation & Sophus Reinert, University of. How Rich Countries Got Rich and Why Poor Countries Stay Poor. By ERIK S. REINERT. Publisher: Anthem Press India and Third World Network. ISBN: 1 . In it Erik S. Reinert shows how rich countries developed through a combination of government intervention, protectionism, and strategic.

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Age is Just a Number by Charles Eugster. They echo those which were formulated as policies by every country that developed its industry and accumulated wealth. Reinert goes a long way to prove that mainstream economic theory today is based on over-simplification of reality formulated into mathematical models that are difficult for the lay person to get rivh.

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How Rich Countries Got Rich and Why Poor Countries Stay Poor

By the time of the fall of the Temple in 70 CE, concepts that might once have seemed bizarre became normalized-and thus passed on to Christianity and later Islam.

Reinert convincingly makes the case that the assumptions of mainstream economics are blatantly false, having produced undesirable and unintentional results during every historical period in which unrestrained free trade has had a fad.


History of Political Economy 23 2: Reinert is quite repetitive in his ideas, he gets his point across right off the bat. This author and economist is basically showing us that we have the methods to help poor countries and people to live a richer life not talking consuming like a crazy person, but you know EATING, having clean WATER, living a SAFE life, you know that thing Another book for the university.

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As he puts is, “before Adam Smith it was often understood that economic development was based on collective rent-seeking, originating in synergies of increasing returns, innovations and division of labour that were found clustered only in the cities.

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Reinert shows how rich countries developed through a combination of government intervention, protectionism, and strategic investment. History, in the end, can be our only guide in navigating these tumultuous waters and new contexts. Drawing on immense longitudinal studies tracking the fates of thousands of individuals over the course of many decades, Johnson reveals that integration not only worked, but worked spectacularly well. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Erik Reinert hits the nail on the head in this well written, historically aware criticism of the Neo-Liberal Washington Consensus that has become the global orthodoxy over the last 40 odd years.


Justi, Johann Heinrich Gottlob von Yet despite its demonstrable success, orthodox development economists have largely ignored this approach and insisted instead on the importance of free trade. What are the secrets of long life and happiness? But she also illustrates how easy it is to make mistakes, showing how wind farms can lead to land grabs, and how short-term thinking by well-meaning investors can actually lead to more oppression and hardship in the communities they are trying to help.

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Rather, in many countries there has been the opposite of progress, that is retrogression and primitivisation, because of policies that have not only prevented the virtuous cycle resulting from emulation but actually destroyed existing production economic activities. Mercantilism as a rent-seeking rixh The long run perspective, Aldershot, Edward Elgar. Carver, Cambridge, Harvard University Press, pp. Heckscher, EliMerkantilismen.

Realizing that I was almost completely unfamiliar with the huge strand of economic thought that Erik Reinert essentially presents here ruch quite embarrasing, but at least I’m a little more well-informed now.

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Selections from EconomicLiterature prior to Adam Smith. Trade and Navigation of Great Britain Considered. The first is the concept of innovation which, it is worth noting, is the key focus of policy makers in China today.