*A Culture of Growth: The Origins of the Modern Economy*

That is the new Joel Mokyr book, due out in November, file under Arrived in My Pile.

Here is the book’s home page, here is a related talk.


"Kennst du das Land, wo die Zitronen blühn,
Im dunkeln Laud die Gold-Orangem glühn,
Kennst du es wohl?
Dahin, dahin!
Möch ich… ziehn."
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Rio -- 2016, a Brand New World"
"Brazilian Government: Order and Progress"
"Brazil, the Future starts here-- today."

Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell.

A reply to Bob, stated with far more eloquence and skill than I could muster when I decided not to reply to Bob's ignorance.


"Culture of Gowth"

Well, at least their youtube channel knows their spelling.

So what will be response of "innovation pessimists" with their "great stagnation" charge by the likes of Gordon & Cowen, to the solid optimism of Joel Mokyr, Steven Davis - who display deep conviction in current Buoyant Innovation....Innovation is always jerky and sporadic. A small period which is quiet does not mean nothing is happening. So much is there in the pipeline - AI to take IT revolution forward, genetics/ stem cell revolution... robots, space.... Shaping stuff to bring to market always time-consuming. but when it hits the market. Adds greatly to human prosperity.

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