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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.

[1] https://muse.jhu.edu/article/175988/summary

[2] https://books.google.com/books?hl=en&lr=&id=p4CReF67hzQC&oi=...

[3] https://www.amazon.com/End-History-Last-Man/dp/0380720027.

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:

http://www.amazon.com/End-History-Last-Man/dp/0743284550/

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

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