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This is an extensively researched subject [1][2][3].

Side note: consider toning down the vitriol in your comments. If I'm wrong, tell me. Don't call an entire corpus of statistical, sociological and econometric literature pseudoscience.




papaf · 2010-10-02 · Original thread
A counter argument can be found in the book "The end of history and the last man". It puts forward the idea that technology improves at the greatest rate in a free market democracy because the professional classes are at their most effective.

Link to the book:

I disagreed with parts of the book but it stimulated the way I think about such subjects.

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