Mitt Romney Often Cites Culture As The Reason For A Nation’s Economic Success

Mitt Romney has come under some fire for remarks at a fundraiser in Israel saying the “power” of “culture” was the reason for the large economic disparity between Israel and Palestine. But the remarks are nothing new for Romney, who often cites culture as the reason for the success of some nations over others. Romney says he first got the idea from reading David Landis’ book The Wealth and Poverty of Nations.

Andrew Kaczynski is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
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