Thursday, August 29, 2013

The Case for Culture in Accelerating Development: (More) Successful Immigrant Communities

I'm not a big fan of the idea that culture is one of the driving forces determining which societies succeed and which fail at cultivating entrepreneurs. I tend to believe that it's regulatory policies that drive incentives which in turn drive actions that are often described as being cultural traits.

That said, one of the stronger cases to be made (imho) that culture does matter is in differentiating between the success of immigrants from various countries in the West. Freakonomnics did a blogpost and podcast on where the most successful immigrants come from.

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