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Author Cooter, Robert D
Title Solomon's Knot : How Law Can End the Poverty of Nations
Imprint Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2012
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Descript 1 online resource (265 pages)
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Series The Kauffman Foundation Series on Innovation and Entrepreneurship Ser
The Kauffman Foundation Series on Innovation and Entrepreneurship Ser
Note Cover -- Title Page -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Chapter 1 It's about the Economy -- Chapter 2 The Economic Future of the World -- Chapter 3 The Double Trust Dilemma of Development -- Chapter 4 Make or Take -- Chapter 5 The Property Principle for Innovation -- Chapter 6 Keeping What You Make-Property Law -- Chapter 7 Doing What You Say-Contracts -- Chapter 8 Giving Credit to Credit-Finance and Banking -- Chapter 9 Financing Secrets-Corporations -- Chapter 10 Hold or Fold-Financial Distress -- Chapter 11 Termites in the Foundation-Corruption -- Chapter 12 Poverty Is Dangerous-Accidents and Liability -- Chapter 13 Academic Scribblers and Defunct Economics -- Chapter 14 How the Many Overcome the Few -- Chapter 15 Legalize Freedom-Conclusion -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Sustained growth depends on innovation, whether it's cutting-edge software from Silicon Valley, an improved assembly line in Sichuan, or a new export market for Swaziland's leather. Developing a new idea requires money, which poses a problem of trust. The innovator must trust the investor with his idea and the investor must trust the innovator with her money. Robert Cooter and Hans-Bernd Schäfer call this the "double trust dilemma of development." Nowhere is this problem more acute than in poorer nations, where the failure to solve it results in stagnant economies. In Solomon's Knot, Cooter and Schäfer propose a legal theory of economic growth that details how effective property, contract, and business laws help to unite capital and ideas. They also demonstrate why ineffective private and business laws are the root cause of the poverty of nations in today's world. Without the legal institutions that allow innovation and entrepreneurship to thrive, other attempts to spur economic growth are destined to fail
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Cooter, Robert D. Solomon's Knot : How Law Can End the Poverty of Nations Princeton : Princeton University Press,c2012 9780691147925
Subject Economic development.;Law and economics.;Law -- Economic aspects.;Poverty
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Alt Author Schäfer, Hans-Bernd
Schäfer, Hans-Bernd
Schfer, Hans-Bernd
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