Unformatted text preview: goods and persons, but as carriers of the dreaded revolution.
Then the State clearly became an obstacle to the economic
development of the country.” (1970 p. 89). James A. Robinson (Harvard) The Emergence of Modern Economic Growth: A Comparative and28, 2009 Analysis
6 / 12 ... and in Austria
Jerome Blum (1943, “Transportation and Industry in Austria,
1815-1848,” Journal of Modern History, 15, 24-38.) also pointed to
the same forces as the major blockage to industrialization arguing (p.
“these living forces of the traditional economic system were the
greatest barrier to development. Their chief supporter was ...
Emperor Francis. He knew that the advances in the techniques
of production threatened the life of the old order of which he was
so determined a protector. Because of his unique position as
…nal arbiter of all proposals for change he could stem the ‡ood
for a time. Thus when plans for the construction of a steam
railroad were put before him, he refused to g...
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