Monday, April 23, 2012

North Korea in the dark

I have been reading Why Nations Fail by Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson.  The central premise of the book is that political institutions are the primary determinant of whether a nation will be prosperous or poor.  Anyway, I came across a picture in the book of North & South Korea at night which helps demonstrate the sharp contrast between the two countries.  I had seen such pictures before but thought it was interesting enough to make it into a post.

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