New York : Riverhead Books, 2009.
321 p. ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -312) and index.
Making choices : why did Argentina succeed and the United States stall? -- Cities : why didn't Washington, D.C., get the vote? -- Trade : why does Egypt import half its staple food? -- Natural resources : why are oil and diamonds more trouble than they are worth? -- Religion : why don't Islamic countries get rich? -- Politics of development : why does our asparagus come from Peru? -- Trade routes and supply chains : why doesn't Africa grow cocaine? -- Corruption : why did Indonesia prosper under a crooked ruler and Tanzania stay poor under an honest one? -- Path dependence : why are pandas so useless? -- Conclusion : our remedies oft in ourselves do lie.