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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a splendid and matchless exhibition of science applied to the arts," and goes on
to calculate how many hands can be spared by the machine. Certainly,
workhands were saved, the increase in productivity was immense, and the purely
complicated machines in the whole spinning process (for details, see Dudzik
1987, pp. 171ff). It improved the quality of the prespun yarn so considerably, and
raised productivity and lowered costs to such a degree, that even the most ...
costs, because the number of spindles on a single machine could be raised and
two machines could be served by one spinner. One spinner could now work up to
1,200 spindles as against about 300 on a traditional mule. The self-actor as ...
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