Favorites of fortune: technology, growth, and economic development since the Industrial Revolution
A galaxy of distinguished international economists and historians pit economic history against the shaky assumptions of the classical economic theory of natural growth. Their explanations consider the factors of technology, entrepreneurialism, and paths to economic growth, but each reflects an ideological wave of explanation that has marked the last two hundred years.
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Year Director and dates of birth and death 1694 James Houblon, 1629-1700
John Houblon, 1632-1712 (gov. 1694-1697) Abraham Houblon, 1640-1722 (dep.
gov. 1701-1703, 1703-1705) John Lordell, c. 1630-1726 James Denew, ...
And in 1679 the diarist Evelyn, who was a friend of Sir James Houblon II, called
him "a French merchant." Yet it was the first James who anglicized his name by
dropping the e in Houbelon; his fifth son, Jacob, became an Anglican clergyman;
Thus, Jacob Houblon III (1710-1770) inherited inter alia the fortune of Sir Richard
, the Bank director and "last of the Houblon merchant-princes" (Houblon 1907, I,
341), who had ordered his personal property to be laid out in the purchase of ...
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On Technology and Growth
Paul A David The Hero and the Herd in Technological
Rudolf Braun The Docile Body as an Economic1ndustrial
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