In his new book, The Wealth Explosion: The Nature and Origins of Modernity, Stephen Davies examines the surprising, fundamental, and continuing processes of innovation and transformation that have produced the world we live in today.
Exploring the academic literature and competing theories, he seeks to answer three questions of fundamental importance to any economist or historian: How and why is the world different today than that faced by our ancestors? What explains why this transformation began in northwestern Europe about 240 years ago? And, given this, can the modern dynamic economy endure?
Join us on May 23 for a Cato book forum, where Dr. Davies will present the key insights of his work, with expert commentary from renowned sociologist, political scientist, and world historian Jack A. Goldstone from George Mason University.
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