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Bonus Quotation of the Day…

… is from page 17 of historian Stephen Davies’s excellent 2019 book, The Wealth Explosion: The Nature and Origins of Modernity:

The conditions of life for ordinary people have changed so much that a time traveller from 1800 would find the way we live now almost paradisiacal. The essential reality is that poor people today now live more luxuriously and in greater comfort than rich people two hundred or even a hundred years ago.

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