Wooton's principle thesis is that economic development in Latin America is suffering from the distress of an unfinished revolution. Decades of unchanging patterns and policies of economic development have caused social disintegration. To the untrained eye, the region is seething with instability, economic disintegration, and violent change. Why? How has this come about? In seeking an answer to these questions, the author discusses what he terms a "developmental wedge." Comprised of economic fallacies by governments in the region, management practices both in the public and private sectors, and the policies of the international financial community, this "wedge" now impedes economic growth in Latin America.