Very enlightening. It really helps understand why nations fail. The book is s bit too long and hard to follow in audio. Suggest a condensed version in audiobook.
Anybody interested in the policy steps necessary to improve growth and social mobility within developing countries should read this book. It identifies the main underlying determinants as to why some areas have become rich, by lookig at the institutional framework rather than the specific policy.
MD, PhD. Currently I'm Professor of Human Anatomy & Neuroscience at the Autonoma University School of Medicine in Madrid, Spain.
A thoughtful, rigorously argued --and very readable!-- Economic History work by MIT professors Acemoglu and Robinson.Authors explore world history from the Neolithic to the present to support a central thesis: Equity is efficiency. Successful societies are the result of egalitarian institutions that allow the exercise of individual rights by everyone and competition based on performance.A vaccine of clear-thinking against both "realist" fatalism and revolutionary messianism. It should be compulsory reading for politicians (and for intellectuals at large) in Latin American and Southern European countries, including mine...
Yes, and I already did. Especially the summary and conclusion chapters at the beggining of the book are great, give such a good inishgt. The rest of the book is also very interesting, but there mainly for the cases when you are interested in all the small details. Otherwise the early chapters are the best.
The book gives a very wellr rounded and detailed explanation about the ways of the world today. Easy to follow, sound reasoning.
Its ok, although its a "hard material" not being an actual story. He manages to keep the voice acting engaging though. Could certainly be worse :)
I've always wondered why countries couldn't seem to get it together. They were never designed to is the answer. We have to look deeper than the title of democracy. That's not where the fight is happening.
The author seems to have a view theory in mind and applies it all over the world trying to prove the correctness of his theory. The treatment is shallow and unscientific. The booking is very boring. I gained no insights or knowledge from this audio book.
Really interesting content but too academic for an audiobook. The repetitive terms make it hard to follow. There isn't enough narrative or characters to work in this format.