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The wealth of nations

A country's affluence depends partly on its institutions. Geographic and other factors yield a fuller explanation, illuminate the origins of ‘good’ institutions, and suggest targets for foreign aid.

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Diamond, J. The wealth of nations. Nature 429, 616–617 (2004). https://doi.org/10.1038/429616a

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