Well I published and pushed a bunch of drafts for my own sake. Time travel and all that shizzle. Going to maintain a good blog going forward. Need my mind off and write some poetry.
The Great Divergence The book starts with absolutely no frills and gets straight to the point. It talks about 3 phases in the recent history of the world since 1500. From 1500 to 1800 - lots of mercantile stuff. From 1800 to mid-1900's (I think) - Industrial revolution mid-1900s to now - He talks about the "Great Push" There is this divergence in the ability of the country to multiply its GDP. Some rich European countries and USA multiplied by 35 to 50 times whereas countries in Africa only managed 5 to 7 at max. Suprisingly, Japan, Taiwan and S.Korea majorly kicked butt at this trend to be an outlier on that divergence graph. They really leapfrogged to development. It is also interesting to note how China and India dominated world production in 1750 and down to pretty much minuscule percentage in 1950. China is ramping up and if it goes back that is one full circle. It is also interesting to note that India and China were pushed back to manufacture commoditie