Monday, August 06, 2007

Nick Wade on A Farwell to Alms   posted by Razib @ 8/06/2007 10:11:00 PM

Nick Wade of The New York Times has an article up on Greg Clark's A Farewell to Alms: A Brief Economic History of the World. I haven't gotten to Clark's book because I've set myself the goal of reading Hal Varian's Intermediate Microeconomics (halfway through) before I touch another pop or historical econ book, but I'll get to it (population genetics textbooks are are good prep for microeconomics!). I'm cautiously skeptical, though I think Clark's ambitious but heterodox ideas are a good thing (ambitious but orthodox I am less interested in).

Related: Clark's Survival of the Richest meets Mokyr's Industrial Enlightenment, The British: More patient than the Greeks?.