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Learn About the History of Nations in a Fraction of the Time It Takes to Read the Actual Book!

Acemoglu's theory and explanation of the differences in global prosperity are as enlightening as they are entertaining. He manages to make the puzzling concept dead simple to understand because the book, rather than a lengthy lecture explaining the theory, is a series of examples supporting it. After the first chapter, you will fundamentally understand the concept and theory behind this book, and each subsequent chapter will support the theory in fascinating ways.

Take the opening example for instance: comparing a city, Nogales, that was literally cut in half by the US-Mexico border. So many history books and experts like to chalk up the world's current state to fate, such as in differences in climate or geographical location. Yet here is a shining example of how none of those things matter. At one point, this was just one city, and now it has become two cities so different, you'd think their shared name and location were some sort of joke.

Here Is a Preview of What You'll Learn:

  • How today's wealthy countries run their governments differently from the rest of the world
  • The reason why most theories about successful nations are wrong
  • The successful nations of the past that failed

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  • david
  • 08-11-17

Decent summary, still somewhat interesting

-Bought this of course to see if the actual book was worth listening to
& i think it is.
-Narration is decent, and not in a monotone voice which is good

-Decent enough summary, even though i didn't get all the points..because i think the summary book is a bit too short, it did interest me enough to get the actual book and listen to the points more cloesly