Econ 107 Reading Notes

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Econ 107 Reading Notes 05:40 Relentless       Revolution      – Crucial Developments in the Countryside     All economies begin with food production. Absolute necessity of producing more food with less labor Production of grains was so important that it came under surveillance Moved from a moral economy of sustaining society to that of promoting  development was not accomplished in a single century. The world could be made fruitful through labor;labor came to man as abotha  punishment and a gift. Concerns about each years harvest of grain provided principal justification for  government control of most aspects of life. Went unquestioned Many societies in the past enjoyed prosperity, but none escaped the threat of  famine by significantly improving the output of their agriculture. Geography, climate, and indigenous animals pretty much dictated what would be  put on the table in premodern times. Around the time of the 18 th  century, the expansion into the new world slowly  began to change the quantity of food on the European table Within the web of international commerce, those countries with access to the  Atlantic enjoyed a distinct advantage. The rich ate vast amounts of meat, fish and fowl while the poor ate bread
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This note was uploaded on 09/20/2011 for the course ECON 107 taught by Professor Murphy,g during the Spring '07 term at UCLA.

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