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India, Modernity and the Great Divergence – Why the Industrial Revolution and Modern Economic Growth first occurred in England

by Kaveh Yazdani*  How come the world’s eight wealthiest men are as rich as half the planet’s population? Why do the vast bulk of the super-rich come from the West despite the rise of Chinese and Indian capital? And why are … Continue reading

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Corporate central planning and American industrialization

The Rise of Planning in Industrial America, 1865-1914 shows that the giant corporations that dominated the American economy through the 20th century were, first and foremost, unprecedented examples of successful, consensual central planning at a very large scale. Richard Adelstein’s … Continue reading

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If you think the economy is more important than the environment, try holding your breath while counting your money

“If you think the economy is more important than the environment, try holding your breath while counting your money.” – Professor Guy McPherson, School of Natural Resources, University of Arizona. This sharp quote is from Prof. McPherson’s post “Time for a … Continue reading

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