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

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A farewell to alms : a brief economic history of the world
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A farewell to alms
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a brief economic history of the world
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Gregory Clark
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eng
Summary
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 new and provocative way in which culture--not exploitation, geography, or resources--explains the wealth, and the poverty, of nations.--From publisher description
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  • illustrations
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index present
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HC21
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.C63 2007
Literary form
non fiction
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A farewell to alms : a brief economic history of the world, Gregory Clark
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 383-407) and index
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
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24 cm.
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xii, 420 p.
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9780691121352
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(cloth : alk. paper)
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2007015166
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ill., maps
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(OCoLC)123029809

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