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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retarded because of increased infections of pregnant mothers, increased
contamination of foods fed to young children, or increased use of elixirs
containing opiates to pacify infants, or because weaning and early childhood
diets were low in ...
1 hours of heavy work or about 3.7 hours of moderate work per day.16 It is quite
clear, then, that the increase in the amount of calories available for work over the
past 200 years must have made a nontrivial contribution to the growth rate of the
There were many other individuals, however, who were at increased risk of death
because they were malnourished, even though the degree of malnourishment
was less extreme. See note 10. 7. Even small amounts of common agricultural or
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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