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Bonus Quotation of the Day…

… is from page 270 of Historical Impromptus, a 2020 collection of some of Deirdre McCloskey’s work on economic history; this quotation, specifically, is from McCloskey’s March 1991 review, in Reason, of Joel Mokyr’s The Lever of Riches:

In the end, the thing to be explained is the Industrial Revolution, which during a century and a half raised the bread, ships, and innocent amusement available to the ordinary person by a factor of 12.

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