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10 Aug 2007

Clive Crook wrote a column in yesterday’s Financial Times praising Gregory Clark¹s history of the world economy (see posts of 7 August 2007 and 1 August 2006). He contrasts Clark¹s work, which emphasises cultural factors, with that of Jared Diamond, who focuses on biology on geography.

Crook describes A Farewell to Alms as “bold” and “politically incorrect”. But surely cultural explanations of underdevelopment are not that unpopular.

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