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Source link: http://archive.mises.org/16182/the-rise-of-the-west/

The Rise of the West

March 23, 2011 by

Throughout almost the entire span of human history, material privation and chronic insecurity were the norm. FULL ARTICLE by Robert Higgs

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newson March 23, 2011 at 10:30 am

all of the factors higgs lists are necessary but not sufficient to explain the anomaly of western development. hoppe fills in the missing piece in the jigsaw, but only cursorily. macdonald does so in more depth.
http://mises.org/media/4691/Necessary-and-Sufficient-Causes-of-the-Industrial-Revolution-Some-Critical-Remarks-on-Mises-and-His-Explanation
http://is.gd/7FLnhA

Freedom Fighter March 23, 2011 at 4:06 pm

“Throughout almost the entire span of human history, material privation and chronic insecurity were the norm.”

Wow, my own life summarized in one sentence, amazing.

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