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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Thesis 5: While the elimination of famines played only a minor role in the first
wave of the mortality decline, reductions in chronic malnutrition were much more
important and may have accounted for most of the initial improvement. Thesis 6: ...
... often serious human dislocations. Under the circumstances, there usually must
be a combination of considerations to call forth such a departure and make it
possible: (1) an opportunity for improvement owing to the inadequacy of
Moreover, improvement in governmental performance does not necessarily imply
increased efficiency in a conventional sense — increased output per unit of input.
The issue is most often a matter of sensitivity to changing public needs: finding ...
Co říkají ostatní - Napsat recenzi
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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