Friday, August 24, 2018

On the Fact that (According to Gregory Clark's Book, "A Farewell to Alms") the Murder Rate In England Dropped from 30 per 100,000 in 1200 to 1 per 100,000 in 1800

Yeah, that's a massive 97% reduction and probably (again, according to Clark's book) one of the main factors (along with an improved literacy rate, a burgeoning work ethic, etc.) as to why the Industrial Revolution took place in Great Britain as opposed to Africa, Central America, South Asia, or even the Mediterranean (locations where the improvements in these areas lagged to varying degrees). Interesting stuff, huh (not to mention, a pleasant change of pace from explaining EVERYTHING through the increasingly hackneyed lens of "white privilege")?

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