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The Great Degeneration: How Institutions Decay and Economies Die
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Penguin USA
Publication date June 24, 2014
Pages 174
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780143125525
ISBN-10 0143125524
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.25 by 8 in.
Weight 0.32 lbs.
Original list price $16.00
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: From the bestselling author of The Ascent of Money and The Square and the Tower, a searching and provocative examination of the widespread institutional rot that threatens our collective future

What causes rich countries to lose their way? Symptoms of decline are all around us today: slowing growth, crushing debts, increasing inequality, aging populations, antisocial behavior. But what exactly has gone wrong? The answer, Niall Ferguson argues in The Great Degeneration, is that our institutions—the intricate frameworks within which a society can flourish or fail—are degenerating. With characteristic verve and historical insight, Ferguson analyzes the causes of this stagnation and its profound consequences for the future of the West. The Great Degeneration is an incisive indictment of an era of negligence and complacency—and to arrest the breakdown of our civilization, Ferguson warns, will take heroic leadership and radical reform.

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Hardcover
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from Penguin Pr (June 13, 2013)
9781594205453 | details & prices | 174 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $26.95
About: From renowned historian Niall Ferguson, a searching and provocative examination of the widespread institutional rot that threatens our collective futureWhat causes rich countries to lose their way?
from Gardners Books (October 17, 2012)
9781846147326 | details & prices | 173 pages | 6.25 × 8.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.76 lbs | List price $27.90
Paperback
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Reprint edition from Penguin USA (June 24, 2014)
9780143125525 | details & prices | 174 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.32 lbs | List price $16.00
About: From the bestselling author of The Ascent of Money and The Square and the Tower, a searching and provocative examination of the widespread institutional rot that threatens our collective futureWhat causes rich countries to lose their way?

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