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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Whether one supports Todaro's "irrational migrant" view or Mayhew's "push" view
of city immigration, they both imply that cities grew too fast in the First Industrial
Revolution and are growing too fast in the contemporary Third World as well.
similar, ranging between 1.10 and 1.91 in England from 1776 to 1806 (see Table
13.1) and averaging 1.79 in the Third World (Kelley and Williamson 1984). Given
that England's rate of city growth was only half that of the Third World, the city ...
At that time, Rio Tinto's Spanish mines produced close to one-quarter of the
world's copper output. The distance from the ores to British processing plants and
from the refineries to British and continental markets were much shorter and ...
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