Looking Into the Seeds of Time: The Price of Modern Development

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This refreshing work combines the history of economics and the practice of modern development. As all living is action, and living implies choices, any theory of devel-opment must start with the person. Modern life reflects the fears of a society trying to escape the anxieties, demons, and ghosts of a long dark era of unemployment and starvation. The problem of development is the contradiction between technological potentials and cultural inheritances.

 

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The Beginnings of Economic Development
1
Production Stimulated Growth the Role of Exports in the Development of Britain and Japan with a Discussion of the Growth Delaying Factors in Co...
29
Demand Stimulated Growth the Role of the Domestic Market in the Development of the USA
59
The SocioCultural Landscape Europe on the Eve of the Reformation
81
The World Begins to Move Reformation to the Age of Reason
121
The World in Motion The Struggle between the Medieval and the Bourgeois Value Systems
143
The Ascent of the Bourgeoisie and the Rise of Utilitarianism
189
Dynamic Equilibrium The Era of Bourgeois Consolidation
235
The Rise of Egalitarian Society
301
The Great Era of Prosperity
333
Towards the Future
397
Index
427
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Trang xi - If you can look into the seeds of time, And say, which grain will grow, and which will not, Speak then to me, who neither beg, nor fear, Your favours, nor your hate.
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