To Block or Not: Why the British Ruling Elite Enabled the Industrial Revolution during the 18th Century

Author: Emrah G├╝lsunar Twitter: @GulsunarEng For centuries before the Industrial Revolution, ruling elites used their political power to block or constrain technological and economic development in many countries from China to Europe with motivations to protect their power, keep economic rents, or avoid social disturbances. Accordingly, it was possible for the British ruling elite to […]