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Why some nations fail and others succeed
What Drives the Wealth of Nations?
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Many people mark the birth of economics as the publication of Adam Smith's The Wealth of Nations in Actually, this classic's full title is An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations , and Smith does indeed attempt to explain why some nations achieve wealth and others fail to do so. Yet, in the years since the book's publication, the gap between rich countries and poor countries has grown even larger. Economists are still refining their answer to the original question: Why are some countries rich and others poor, and what can be done about it? In common language, the terms "rich" and "poor" are often used in a relative sense: A "poor" person has less income, wealth, goods, or services than a "rich" person.