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Why culture matters most /

By: Rose, David C. (David Charles) [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Oxford scholarship online: Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2018Description: 1 online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780190918712 (audio download) :.Subject(s): Economics and Finance | Culture -- Economic aspects | Social systems -- Growth | Cooperation | Economic developmentOnline resources: Oxford scholarship online Summary: This text explains why culture - not genes, geography, institutions, or policies - is the key to achieving mass flourishing. Culture therefore best explains the differential success of societies. Unlike anything else, culture overcomes the most fundamental obstacle to having a thriving free market democracy: rational self-interest undermining the common good.
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Previously issued in print: 2018.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

This text explains why culture - not genes, geography, institutions, or policies - is the key to achieving mass flourishing. Culture therefore best explains the differential success of societies. Unlike anything else, culture overcomes the most fundamental obstacle to having a thriving free market democracy: rational self-interest undermining the common good.

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