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Why the Poor Get Rich and the Rich Slow Down
Why the Poor Get Rich and the Rich Slow Down
By Walt W. Rostow
University of Texas Press, 1980, 456 pp.

The effort to figure out what is wrong with the world economy has turned people increasingly to long-cycle theory. Professor Rostow is an old hand in these matters, as historian and as student of the process of growth, so it is very helpful to have a collection of his papers dealing with a number of aspects of the subject, including technology, price and the North-South questions.