The Great Escape
Health, Wealth, and the Origins of Inequality
|Publication Date:||Sep 2013|
| Publisher:||Princeton University Press|
| Book Format:||Hardback|
|List Price:||USD $29.95|
| Book Description: |
The world is a better place than it used to be. People are healthier, wealthier, and live longer. Yet the escapes from destitution by so many has left gaping inequalities between people and nations. In The Great Escape, Angus Deaton--one of the foremost experts on economic development and on poverty--tells the remarkable story of how, beginning 250 years ago, some parts of the world experienced sustained progress, opening up gaps and setting the stage for today's...