Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Reading Ha-Joon Chang

"In his 1724 book ''A Tour Through the Whole Island of Britain' Daniel Defoe, the author of 'Robinson Crusoe', expressed delight in the fact that in Norwich, then a centre for cotton textiles, 'the very children after 4 or 5 years of age could everyone earn their own bread' thanks to the 1700 ban on the import of calicoes, the then prized Indian textile." from Chapter 2 of Ha-Joon Chang's introduction to economics. Only difficulty so far: he suddenly started using TWON without any explanation. I think that he is referring to 'The Wealth of Nations'. Interview here.
P.S. A friend suggests that it may be Vali-Sugriva story

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