The Evolution of the International Economic Order

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The Evolution of the International Economic Order

By W. Arthur Lewis
Princeton University Press, 1978
77 pp. $7.50

This remarkable piece of work may have more ideas than pages. The differences between the human migrations from Western Europe, China and India, the resulting flows of capital, and the division of the world into exporters of manufactures and of primary products are looked at afresh. From them come conclusions about the key needs of the developing countries: higher productivity in food, more long-term capital and technology, not trade, as the motor.

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