• False Economy a Surprising Economic History of the World

    False Economy a Surprising Economic History of the World
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    ISBN: 9780141033709
    Title: False Economy a Surprising Economic History of the World
    Author: BEATTIE ALAN

    Why doesn't Africa grow cocaine? Does believing in God make your country richer? How can a diamond mine be a bad business? Alan Beattie wants to alter the way you think about the world. Filled with extraordinary stories of financial triumph and disaster, False Economy provides a counterintuitive look at how the world really works, and asks why it all too frequently doesn't. Provocative, witty and erudite, Beattie poses questions that challenge our most basic assumptions and uses fascinating examples from history to show why economies can go so right, or so wrong. 'Mesmerising, supremely entertaining and informative' Financial Times 'Thorough research, eclectic examples and a sprightly tone' Publishers Weekly 'It would be fun to talk with Mr. Beattie at a dinner party. He's witty. He's well read and well travelled' New York Times 'Fascinating, wide-ranging, engaging, clear and sparky. A brilliant read' City AM

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $31.00
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