August 21, 2007

In Dusty Archives, a Theory of Affluence

"For thousands of years, most people on earth lived in abject poverty, first as hunters and gatherers, then as peasants or laborers. But with the Industrial Revolution, some societies traded this ancient poverty for amazing affluence."
Review - A Farewell to Alms - Industrial Revolution - Human Population - New York Times Posted by Martin Sewell at August 21, 2007 10:05 PM