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A farewell to alms

a brief economic history of the world
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Princeton University Press , Princeton
Economic hi
StatementGregory Clark.
SeriesThe Princeton economic history of the Western world
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LC ClassificationsHC21 .C63 2007
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
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Open LibraryOL17891886M
ISBN 139780691121352
LC Control Number2007015166

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A Farewell to Alms. Author: Gregory Clark Princeton University Press: The Sixteen-Page Economic History of the World; The Logic of the Malthusian Economy. InA Farewell to Alms, Gregory Clark tackles these profound questions and suggests a new and provocative way in which culture--not exploitation, geography, or resources--explains the wealth, and the poverty, of nations.

Dr. Clark’s ideas have been circulating in articles and manuscripts for several years and are to be published as a book next month, “A Farewell to Alms” (Princeton University Press).

In A Farewell to Alms, Gregory Clark tackles these profound questions and suggests a new and provocative way in which culture--not exploitation, geography, or resources--explains the wealth, and the poverty, of nations. Countering the prevailing theory that the Industrial Revolution was sparked by the sudden development of stable political.

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Topic of Book Clark presents a new theory as to why Great Britain industrialized first. My Comments: While I disagree with Clark on a number of points, I.

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A FAREWELL TO ALMS. A Brief Economic History of the World. Table of Contents A Response to Critics (European Review of Economic History, August, ) Surnames Benjamin Friedman, New York Times Book Review, Dec 9, Johannes Kunz.

A Farewell to Alms. Clive Crook. Decem Link Copied. Two more reviews of Gregory Clark's book on development. First, Ben Friedman in the NYT. A Farewell to Alms is divided into eighteen chapters organized in three Parts, a technical appendix that reviews the basics of growth accounting, and a bibliography.

The Introduction provocatively begins with Figure“World economic history in one picture: Incomes rose sharply in many countries after but declined in others”, self. A Farewell to Alms has three broad strands.

First, from the agricultural to the industrial revolution, accumulated capital and improved technology served largely to increase population. This section of the book presents some wonderful data, but Clark's argument is /5(55).

A Farewell to Alms A Brief Economic History of the World (Book): Clark, Gregory: "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 .A brilliant and sobering challenge to the idea that poor societies can be economically developed through outside intervention, "A Farewell to Alms" may change the way global economic history is understood.

(source: Nielsen Book Data).This book takes a bold approach to history. It discerns, within a welter of often sketchy and sometimes conflicting empirical evidence, simple structures that describe mankind's long history—structures that can accommodate the startling facts about human history and the present world detailed in these pages.