Economic Development: Past and Present

Economic Development: Past and Present

Economic Development: Past and Present

Economic Development: Past and Present

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For most of the world's history, the central economic problem of mankind has been that of survival. There have, of course, always been certain privileged classes or individuals -- emperors, pharaohs, lords, and princes -- who have lived in comfort and even great splendor. There have also been periods of general economic advance when improvements in the arts and technology have brought some measure of relief to the lower orders of society. But improvement has been slow, reverses common; the Golden Age has been . . .

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