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Kołodko, Grzegorz W
Wędrujący świat. English
Truth, errors, and lies : politics and economics in a volatile world / Grzegorz W. Kolodko ; translated from the Polish by William R. Brand
New York : Columbia University Press, c2011
book jacket
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 3rd Floor  HF1025 .K584 2011    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Economic geography
Economic development
Economic policy
Economic history
Economic forecasting
Physical Description x, 460 p. ; 24 cm
Note Originally published in Polish in 2008
Includes bibliographical references (p. 425-440) and index
Contents The world, words, and meaning: where truth, errors and lies in economics and politics come from and what to do to make truth come first -- How things happen : economic process - what science, policy, and happenstance have to do with them and who set it up this way -- A brief history of the world and what we can learn from it : why some countries are wealthy and others poor and whether it must always be so -- Globalization - and then what? Where globalization originated and how to come out ahead in the era of worldwide interdependence -- The world as it is : how people are coping in various corners of a changing world -- The withering of neoliberalism and its tattered legacy : why a harmful concept rose to temporary ascendancy in half the world and what to do about it -- What development is and what it depends on : where socioeconomic development comes from and how it can make us happy -- Stagnation and development - institutions, policy, and culture : on the rules of the economic game, deleterious and progressive policies, and the significance of culture in development -- The coincidence theory of development and the new pragmatism : what output growth and economic development depend on and how to make them better -- The uncertain future : what awaits us in the near and distant future and what say we have in it
Alternate Author Brand, William R., tr

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