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Unformatted text preview: arshall Sahlins’noted in the 1960s when he came up with the notion that hunter-gatherers were the ‘ original a- uent society’ Quite why this was so will become . clearer when we discuss Jared Diamond’ Guns, Germs and Steel in s more detail. James A. Robinson (Harvard) The Emergence of Modern Economic Growth: A Comparative and Historical Analysis September 2, 2009 7 / 19 Source: Richard Steckel (2004) “Historical Perspectives on the Standard of Living Using Anthropometric data” in Edward Wolff ed. What Has Happened to the Quality of Life in Advanced Industrial Nations, Edward Elgar. Koepke, Nicola and Joerg Baten (2005) “The Biological Standard of Living in Europe during the last two Millenia,” European Review of Economic History, 9, 61-95. Koepke, Nicola and Joerg Baten (2005) “The Biological Standard of Living in Europe during the last two Millenia,” European Review of Economic History, 9, 61-95. What the Evidence Suggests Though any one of these sources of evidence has problems, the general picture is quite consistent. Before about 200 years ago there was...
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