The Rise and Fall of Nations

The Rise and Fall of Nations

Forces of Change in the Post-crisis World

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WW Norton
International Bestseller"Quite simply the best guide to the global economy today." —Fareed Zakaria
Shaped by his twenty-five years traveling the world, and enlivened by encounters with villagers from Rio to Beijing, tycoons, and presidents, Ruchir Sharma’s The Rise and Fall of Nations rethinks the "dismal science" of economics as a practical art. Narrowing the thousands of factors that can shape a country’s fortunes to ten clear rules, Sharma explains how to spot political, economic, and social changes in real time. He shows how to read political headlines, black markets, the price of onions, and billionaire rankings as signals of booms, busts, and protests. Set in a post-crisis age that has turned the world upside down, replacing fast growth with slow growth and political calm with revolt, Sharma’s pioneering book is an entertaining field guide to understanding change in this era or any era.A Library Journal Best Book of 2016

Baker & Taylor
A reevaluation of economics as a practical art form by the Morgan Stanley economist and author of the best-selling Breakout Nations distills economics into 10 succinct rules while counseling readers on how to recognize political, economic and social changes that affect everyday life.

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Sharma presents readers with a comprehensive examination of the global economy, presenting ten predictive rules to help identify who upcoming big winners and losers will be. He covers the political, social, and economic conditions that contribute to the eroding of national wealth, zeroing in specifically on negative population growth, and a variety of other factors over the course of the book’s eleven chapters. The author is a commentator for several international publications and works for Morgan Stanley Investment Management in New York. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (

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A reevaluation of economics as a practical art form distills economics into ten succinct rules while discussing how to recognize political, economic, and social changes that affect everyday life.

Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, c2016
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780393248890
Branch Call Number: 330.9 SHA
Characteristics: xii, 466 p. :,ill., maps ;,25 cm.


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