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Why Nations Fail (Read 25839 times)
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Re: Why Nations Fail
Reply #240 - Dec 29th, 2017 at 12:08am
 
.. because they are taken over by a group of self-interested twerps who imagine that the whole idea of running a nation is to extract as much wealth from it for themselves as possible...

Any of that sound familiar?
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Re: Why Nations Fail
Reply #241 - Dec 30th, 2017 at 8:49am
 
That's actually a half decent precis of the book.
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