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Survival of the Richest . Malthus , Darwin and Modern Economic Growth

  title={Survival of the Richest . Malthus , Darwin and Modern Economic Growth},
  author={Gregory A. Clark},
Before 1800 all societies, including England, were Malthusian. The average man or woman had 2 surviving children. Such societies were also Darwinian. Some reproductively successful groups produced more than 2 surviving children, increasing their share of the population, while other groups produced less, so that their share declined. But unusually in England, this selection for men was based on economic success from at least 1250, not success in violence as in some other pre-industrial societies… Expand


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