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Wealth And Poverty Of Nations
1.  Wealth And Poverty Of Nations by David S. Landes
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  "Broad strokes, and packed with information. Covers a lot!"
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Guns, Germs and Steel: A short history of everybody for the last 13,000 years
2.  Guns, Germs and Steel: A short history of everybody for the last 13,000 years by Jared Diamond
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  "Has the same broad scope as Landes, and also manages to blend in science, but I agree more with Landes."
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The Truth About Markets: Why Some Nations are Rich But Most Remain Poor
3.  The Truth About Markets: Why Some Nations are Rich But Most Remain Poor by John Kay
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  "You�ll learn a lot of economics by reading this -- even if you�ve taken economy-classes! Develops those bits of economic models that just don�t seem right, and shows why it matters."
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The Company of Strangers: A Natural History of Economic Life
4.  The Company of Strangers: A Natural History of Economic Life by Paul Seabright
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  "OK, so I haven�t gotten around to reading this yet, but it looks very interesting, and has the same broad scope as the others."
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