The Resource Who prospers? : how cultural values shape economic and political success, Lawrence E. Harrison

Who prospers? : how cultural values shape economic and political success, Lawrence E. Harrison

Label
Who prospers? : how cultural values shape economic and political success
Title
Who prospers?
Title remainder
how cultural values shape economic and political success
Statement of responsibility
Lawrence E. Harrison
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Why have East Asian immigrants done so well in the United States in the face of adversity and discrimination? Why have the Chinese done so much better outside China than inside? Why have Japan, Taiwan, and Korea grown so rapidly and equitably in the second half of the twentieth century? What explains Spain's transformation into a high-growth democracy after centuries of poverty and authoritarianism? Why has Brazil's economy grown faster in this century than that of any other Latin American country? And what explains the paradox of America's blacks, two-thirds of whom have made it into the middle class mainstream, while the remaining one-third languishes in the poverty of the ghetto? According to Lawrence E. Harrison, the author of this myth-shattering but ultimately hopeful book, culture--values and attitudes--provides the key to unlocking these mysteries. Drawing on three decades of experience in Latin American economic and social development as well as extensive research elsewhere, Harrison shows how it is the cultural values of a people, with respect to work, education, austerity, excellence, family, and community, that largely explain why some succeed while others do not. Harrison argues that it is the erosion of these values that lies behind America's decline, evident, for example, in lagging competitiveness, declining real income for most workers, low savings rates, the persistent and growing budget deficit, and the savings and loan scandal, not to mention growing divisiveness within the society. Understanding how culture can facilitate--or impede--progress is crucial to a renaissance in the United States, just as it is to development in Third World countries mired in authoritarianism, economic stagnation, and social inequality. Who Prospers? suggests measures to promote cultural change that nurtures progress, both at home and abroad
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Harrison, Lawrence E
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HD75
LC item number
.H36 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Economic development
  • Economic development
  • Ethnopsychology
  • Culturele waarden
  • Attituden
  • Succes
  • Sociaal-economische situatie
  • Wirtschaftsentwicklung
  • Völkerpsychologie
  • Attituden
  • Culturele waarden
  • Sociaal-economische situatie
  • Succes
  • Economic development
  • Economic development
  • Ethnopsychology
Label
Who prospers? : how cultural values shape economic and political success, Lawrence E. Harrison
Link
https://archive.org/details/whoprospershowcu00harr
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction : progress and poverty without Marx -- Success stories. Brazil : immigrant entrepreneurs drive growth ; Spain : the Enlightenment and the Industrial Revolution finally arrive ; Taiwan and Korea : the entrepreneurial power of Confucianism ; The Japanese miracle : the Meiji Restoration shows the way -- The fortunes of ethnic groups in America. The Chinese, the Japanese, and the Koreans ; The Mexicans ; The blacks -- The erosion of American culture. The fault, dear Brutus, is not in Japan..
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
280 p.
Isbn
9780465016341
Lccn
91058597
System control number
  • (OCoLC)25369738
  • (OCoLC)ocm25369738
Label
Who prospers? : how cultural values shape economic and political success, Lawrence E. Harrison
Link
https://archive.org/details/whoprospershowcu00harr
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction : progress and poverty without Marx -- Success stories. Brazil : immigrant entrepreneurs drive growth ; Spain : the Enlightenment and the Industrial Revolution finally arrive ; Taiwan and Korea : the entrepreneurial power of Confucianism ; The Japanese miracle : the Meiji Restoration shows the way -- The fortunes of ethnic groups in America. The Chinese, the Japanese, and the Koreans ; The Mexicans ; The blacks -- The erosion of American culture. The fault, dear Brutus, is not in Japan..
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
280 p.
Isbn
9780465016341
Lccn
91058597
System control number
  • (OCoLC)25369738
  • (OCoLC)ocm25369738

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