Mokyr, Joel - Lever of Riches

Mokyr, Joel - Lever of Riches - Mokyr, Joel - Lever of...

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The Renaissance and Beyond: Technology 1500-1750 New crops Stall feeding of cattle Elimination of fallowing Related to "new husbandry" Increasing effective supply of arable land Profound consequences of the economic wellbeing of most European Larger quantities of food to be produce Windmill Waterpower Peat and coal Energy use Ore and fuel fed to furnace; pig iron produced Adoption of smelting process Flowing water to blow air into the forge like a reversed air-lift pump Trompe Technical improvements insufficient to prevent rising fuel and labor costs from raising price of iron Mining Downwards Economic expansion - sideways and downwards Large gap between best-practice and average practice technique Flaws of technical literature Technical literature Too expensive 1. Lack local skills/labor to adapt to machine 2. Accessibility of complex machines to general public
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This note was uploaded on 11/13/2009 for the course ECON 143 taught by Professor Wright during the Fall '07 term at Berkeley.

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