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Portrait of a Nation
A case study of why Third World countries are still poor, the premise of this book is that while some progress has been made in transforming the political economy of Ecuador, certain behaviors, beliefs and attitudes have kept the country from developing in ways that otherwise would have been possible. As the author asserts, for almost five centuries the cultural habits of ...more
ebook, 240 pages
Published January 16th 2010 by Madison Books
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A really interesting read. I read it in preparation for a trip to ecuador and we'll see how well it currently depicts the cultural context of the country! I know he intended this as more of an essay but I do kind of wish he would have provided more detail on his points. He often referred to generalities or things it seems he assumes to be true based off of persona, experience. This is sometimes where he lost my attention as it doesn't seem like he was saying anything concrete at times. over all, ...more