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Unformatted text preview: time during the crisis • Questions asked by economists include – Why did it happen? – Was it a Malthusian Crisis? – Was Ireland overpopulated before the famine? – Did conditions worsen before the famine? – Was it inevitable? Contemporary Economic Thinking • 1847 The Economist editor James Wilson says “it is no man’s business to provide for another” • Belief that overgenerous relief would just prolong the problem and demoralize the poor • Donor fatigue...
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This note was uploaded on 02/17/2009 for the course ECON 4514 taught by Professor Shuie during the Spring '08 term at Colorado.
- Spring '08