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Why some nations fail

Tue, 26 Mar 2013 11:06:17 CDT
By: Charlie Schlenker

Why some nations fail Some countries go from strength to strength. Others wallow for centuries at subsistence level food supplies that bind nearly the entire populace to poverty. A scholar visiting Illinois Wesleyan University tomorrow thinks he may know why such countries differ. He shares the answer with WGLT's Charlie Schlenker.

Hear Daron Acemoglu talk about his optimism and offer other examples of extractive and inclusive nations.


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