David Landes: The Wealth and Poverty of the Nations
Not much of this one, yet
The Ecomist wrote when the book was published:
"if you read just just one book this year, it should be this"
There is not much to add to that statement, but I will do that (later)
book handles the issue on a macro economic level,
it does not the address micro economic level question :
Why some people have money and others don't. The latter,
I believe, does have something to do with Ducati spare
Ruttokellot (The Plaque
Bells) by Ilkka Remes
This one book was reviewed by Mr. Tuomioja, too. He crititised the book for a
number of things. "Why the villains are always Russians?". The book
was advertised " Disapproved by the Minister of Foreign Affairs". Of
course, the book became a best seller.
I guess he did not like that the real sleazy guy was the (fictional) Finnish
Minister of Foreign Affairs. When I now think of it, there could be some
similiraties in the character.
By the way, would John Le Carre write a thriller where the villains would be
frustrated members of Lichtenstein secret service. Of course, not. It ia always
UK, US, Old Soviet or old Nazis.
The book was not that good but quite a pace anyway. And, of course, Mr. Tuomioja
has very little or no sense of humour.