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Power and Prosperity Outgrowing Communist and Capitalist Dictatorships

Why do some economies do better than others How does society encourage the kind of market economy that generates continually increasing incomes How do particular styles of government affect economic performance World renowned economist Mancur Olson tackles these uestions and others in what will. Like many of the books I pick up I came to this one because the author Mancur Olson was mentioned in several bookspapers I ve been reading First he was mentioned in a book on

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Surely be regarded as his magnum opus Olson contends that governments can play an essential role in the development of markets Reliable enforcement of private contracts and protection of individual rights to property depend on governments strong enough not to undermine them His exploration of. A deep and fascinating study of the development of power and of the resons why post Communist economies failed to live up to their promise The internal logic of Olson s theory

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Market augmenting governments will stand as a cutting edge work on economic growth and provide a useful framework in which to consider the Asian financial crisis and its aftermath As Susan Lee noted in Forbes his pioneering insights might have won a Nobel Prize for Olson had he lived a bit long. So what do you do if you re fascinated by science but are incapable of scientific rigour you re fascinated by math but you re crap at it and you re fascinated by philosophy bu

  • Paperback
  • 272
  • Power and Prosperity Outgrowing Communist and Capitalist Dictatorships
  • Mancur Olson
  • English
  • 25 July 2019
  • 9780465051960

About the Author: Mancur Olson

American economist and social scientist who at the time of his death worked at the University of Maryland College Park Among other areas he made contributions to institutional economics on the role of private property taxation public goods collective action and contract rights in economic development Olson focused on the logical basis of interest group membership and participation The re



10 thoughts on “Power and Prosperity Outgrowing Communist and Capitalist Dictatorships

  1. says:

    A bit like Thinking Fast and Slow but with a lot less rambling and almost zero cross referencing in the main text this is a book that's meant to summarise a career's findings It's written by somebody who both knows a whole

  2. says:

    Both force and voluntary exchange are present in every social order The challenge of designing a successful social order in Olson's view is to give the power to make collective decisions to an encompassing interest rather than to a special i

  3. says:

    Like many of the books I pick up I came to this one because the author Mancur Olson was mentioned in several bookspapers I've been reading First he was mentioned in a book on lobbying I'm reading as representing a school of political economy Upon googling him I found that he had written one of the first books on the economic logic

  4. says:

    Olson examines what it takes for societies to achieve economic prosperity by studying pre capitalist capitalist communist and post communist economies In all of them markets are ubiuitous but in only some capitalist economies is wealth distributed fairly This isn't the same as eual distribution of wealth but that people generally have opportunities available to them to achieve prosperity regardless of their social beginn

  5. says:

    A deep and fascinating study of the development of power and of the resons why post Communist economies failed to live up to their promise The internal logic of Olson's theory is deeply compelling but I am afraid that his view despite its strong claims to realism is still somewhat Pollyannaish he assumes self interest and perfect rationality on the part of all actors and while the former is certainly realist

  6. says:

    By a Nobel prize winning economist this text reuired for my interdisciplinary International Relations major at the College of Willia

  7. says:

    The book tries to use the logic outlined in the logic of collective action to discuss soviet politics I think the book is pretty great in many respects and has a very clear argumentation style That said I don't feel like he argues against the Coasian paradigm very clearly The technical exposition with the graphs also didn't seem very well labeled it would have been better in an appendix with technical detail Pretty good read though not as

  8. says:

    Fascinating though difficult read Got me imagining what an Olsonic analysis of the current budgetdebt crisis might look like particularly given his critiue of special interests and the impossibility of rational collective action by small groups

  9. says:

    So what do you do if you're fascinated by science but are incapable of scientific rigour you're fascinated by math but you're crap at it and you're fascinated by philosophy but are incapable of thinking logically? Easy become an economist

  10. says:

    Read this book for a graduate level public choice economics course it was fairly theoretical and I discovered that after discussing concepts in class I was able to better understand the book

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