Escape from Empire: The Developing World's Journey Through Heaven and Hell
The American government has been both miracle worker and villain in the developing world. From the end of World War II until the 1980s poor countries, including many in Africa and the Middle East, enjoyed a modicum of economic growth. New industries mushroomed and skilled jobs multiplied, thanks in part to flexible American policies that showed an awareness of the diversit...more
Hardcover, 197 pages
Published June 29th 2007 by MIT Press (MA)
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Dec 27, 2008 Elizabeth rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommended to Elizabeth by: SIS 501 class
I thought that the reason I didn't understand this book was because I have a very poor grasp of economics, but other people in my class seemed to have problems with it, too. It has a really interesting thesis and Amsden really knows her stuff, but it's awfully confusing.