Our Long Walk to Economic Freedom

Lessons from 100 000 years of human history

Johan Fourie



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Datum Vrygestel:

April 2021

Prys (incl. VAT):

R 365,00


Sagteband, 256pp

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Hoekom is party lande ryk en ander arm? Hoe verklaar ’n mens Patrice Motsepe se rykdom en miljoene se armoede? Hoekom het Indiërs ’n bruidskat en Afrikane lobola? Dit is enkele van die vrae wat Johan Fourie verken in hierdie onderhoudende, toeganklike ekonomiese geskiedenis wat strek van die mensmigrasie uit Afrika 100 000 jaar gelede tot die pandemie. Reis saam met Fourie deur ’n Suid-Afrika-gesentreerde geskiedenis en die storie van ons lang pad na ekonomiese vryheid.

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‘This is the first book to bring Africa in from the margins and place it centrally into the big narratives of world economic history. The subject will never be the same again.’

- James Robinson

‘In this deeply thoughtful but broadly accessible tour of global economic history from the time of our savanna-roaming ancestors to the pandemic, Fourie distils the essence of a vast body of recent economic history research into teachable nuggets that raise as many questions as they answer. The African focus of his presentation will be instructive to many, and the prose delightfully engaging for all. His commitment to understanding the historical roots of prosperity and ensuring its wide distribution in the future makes this also one of the most humane economic histories I have read.’

– Anne McCants, Professor of History



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