In western economic history, living standards appear to have had three "supercycles" of rise and fall of economic activity over the past 4,000 years.
It appears to be the case that the foremost causal factor in social and economy development is democracy
Should patents exist? It appears that they do, although, granting a monopoly of 20 years to new technologies might be too much.
The modern welfare state is what happens when you mix Ghenghis-Khan with Classical Athens
Musk's purchase of Twitter suggests that society might need virtual public squares besides private social media sites
Answer: historical contingency that Latin's influence could be preserved in Western Europe while most Greek speaking regions of antiquity the local…
Ancient economic history can be summarized by: Fast growth from 800 BC to 300 BC, slow growth from 300 BC to around 1 AD, negative growth from 1 AD to…
Countries in the "middle income trap" are there for specific reasons
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