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The Rise and Fall of an Economic Empire

With Lessons for Aspiring Economies

  • Authors
  • Colin Read

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

    1. Colin Read
      Pages 1-2
  3. From 10,000 B.C. to 1776 — The Discovery of Economies of Scale

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 3-3
    2. Colin Read
      Pages 22-31
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      Pages 32-39
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      Pages 40-48
  4. A Second Industrial Revolution

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 49-49
    2. Colin Read
      Pages 59-69
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      Pages 70-94
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      Pages 95-104
  5. The New Mercantilists

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-105
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      Pages 107-116
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      Pages 117-126
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      Pages 127-134
  6. Aspiring Nations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 135-135
    2. Colin Read
      Pages 137-143
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      Pages 153-160
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      Pages 161-168
  7. Growing Pains

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 169-169
    2. Colin Read
      Pages 171-177
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      Pages 178-186
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      Pages 187-193
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      Pages 200-202
  8. A New Economic Order

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 203-203
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      Pages 205-211
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      Pages 212-215
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      Pages 216-219
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      Pages 224-231
  9. From Where Have We Come, and Where Will We Go?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 233-233
    2. Colin Read
      Pages 247-250
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      Pages 251-255
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  10. Conclusion

    1. Colin Read
      Pages 281-283
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 284-294

About this book

Introduction

We have seen many empires come and go. From the Roman Empire to the British Empire, we are now witnessing the decline of the US as a superpower. How do economic innovations foster global economic dominance, and how does the natural evolution of an economic empire eventually bring about its demise and replacement by other economic superpowers?

Keywords

consumer economics economy industrial revolution innovation sustainability

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