Zoom - Urban Engagement BookClub oct 21

Date:
Thursday, October 21, 2021
Time:
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Location:
Virtual

Thank you for joining the CitySquare Urban Engagement Book Club

We look forward to seeing you at our Zoom Meeting

This month's book is: Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty by Daron Acemoglu, James A. Robinson

Is it culture, the weather, geography? Perhaps ignorance of what the right policies are?

Simply, no. None of these factors is either definitive or destiny. Otherwise, how to explain why Botswana has become one of the fastest growing countries in the world, while other African nations, such as Zimbabwe, the Congo, and Sierra Leone, are mired in poverty and violence?

Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson conclusively show that it is man-made political and economic institutions that underlie economic success (or lack of it). Korea, to take just one of their fascinating examples, is a remarkably homogeneous nation, yet the people of North Korea are among the poorest on earth while their brothers and sisters in South Korea are among the richest. The south forged a society that created incentives, rewarded innovation, and allowed everyone to participate in economic opportunities.

Please consider purchasing from these black & women owned bookstores:

https://endasbooktique.com/books-by-women
or
https://www.thedockbookshop.com/shop

If you'd like more information, please contact Aja Rose, Manager of Annual Giving and Stewardship, at arose@citysquare.org or 469.333.1643