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H102LectureNotes9 - n ri 01 i n Britain(17805 onward why...

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Unformatted text preview: n ri 01 i n Britain (17805 onward): why? - agricultural revolution - laissez-faire economics - already a maritime trading power - technological innovation - machines (e.g. Spinning Jenny) plus steam power - good communications infrastructure Continental Europe (c.1820 onward): - import of skilled labor & technology transfer - import controls, tariffs, subsidies - technical education Limiting Factors: - lack of natural resources (e.g. coal in Italy) - rigid social structure (e.g. serfdom in Russia) - outside intervention (e.g. England in Ireland) ...
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