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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Indeed, we cannot even agree on whether city growth was too fast or too slow.
David Landes appears to take the view that fast city growth was a Good Thing.
After all, England underwent the Industrial Revolution first and was also more ...
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.
Given that England's rate of city growth was only half that of the Third World, the
city immigration rates were really quite spectacular. It appears that England's
cities relied more heavily on immigration than has the Third World. While
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