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Genetically Capitalist?

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Science  19 Oct 2007:
Vol. 318, Issue 5849, pp. 394-396
DOI: 10.1126/science.1149498

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A Farewell to Alms. A Brief Economic History of the World. By Gregory Clark. Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, 2007. 432 pp. $29.95, £17.95. ISBN 9780691121352

The author argues that England's take-off in the industrial revolution was caused by cultural values (such as hard work and patience) that had taken hold because the rich enjoyed higher fitness than the rest.