C&C / GG&S

R. A. Hettinga rah@shipwright.com
Sat, 23 Mar 2002 17:10:28 -0500


At 12:48 PM -0800 on 3/23/02, John Hall wrote:


>  I also suggest "The Lever of Riches" about the western development of
>technology.

Say 'amen' somebody.

The holy trinity of how we got here: Joel Mokyr (TLOR, above), Joel
Diamond's 'Guns Germs and Steel', and Mancur Olsen's 'Power and Prosperity'.

Cheers,
RAH


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