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A farewell to alms : a brief economic history of the world

Author: Gregory Clark
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2007.
Series: Princeton economic history of the Western world.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Why are some parts of the world so rich and others so poor? Why did the Industrial Revolution--and the unprecedented economic growth that came with it--occur in eighteenth-century England, and not at some other time, or in some other place? Why didn't industrialization make the whole world rich--and why did it make large parts of the world even poorer? Economic historian Clark tackles these questions and suggests a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Book
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gregory Clark
ISBN: 9780691121352 0691121354 9780691141282 0691141282
OCLC Number: 123029809
Awards: Commended for Independent Publisher Book Awards (Finance/Invest/Econ) 2008
Description: xii, 420 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : the sixteen-page economic history of the world --
The logic of the Malthusian economy --
Material living standards --
Fertility --
Life expectancy --
Malthus and Darwin : survival of the richest --
Technological advance --
Institutions and growth --
The emergence of modern man --
Modern growth : the wealth of nations --
The puzzle of the industrial revolution --
The industrial revolution in England --
Why England? Why not China, Japan or India? --
Social consequences --
World growth since 1800 --
The proximate sources of divergence --
Why isn't the whole world developed? --
Conclusion : strange new world.
Series Title: Princeton economic history of the Western world.
Responsibility: Gregory Clark.
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