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Writing Assignment:

  • The economic history of the world over the past two centuries has been one in which the world has shrunken enormously in distance along every conceivable measurement, and yet in which income and productivity differences between societies have grown enormously. What are the big-picture theories for explaining this phenomenon that you think are worth further investigation?

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