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When Histories Collide ➮ [Read] ➪ When Histories Collide By Raymond Crotty ➺ – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk The late economic historian Raymond Crotty a specialist on economic development in Ireland left a challenging work that addresses the processes of world history from the neolithic revoution up to the The late economic historian Raymond Crotty a specialist on economic development in Ireland left a challenging work that addresses the processes of world history from the neolithic revoution up to the end of the th century On the way Crotty tried to explain phenomena as diverse as the role of pastoral migrations India's holy cows the decline of the Roman empire feudalism slavery Britain's early modern development the patterns of Western colonization the lack of When Histories ePUB í socio economic development in the contemporary third world and the developmental success of Japan and China Crotty's interdisciplinary framework combines elements agricultural economics nutritional science development studies and demography into a comprehensive theory of history that will challenge and intrigue historians social scientists and their students.


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    Irish farmer turned economist presents a history of the development of the world in which cows serve as the main explanatory variableThe chance development of lactose tolerance among steppe pastoralists permits westward expansion into the empty forests of Europe where crop growing is feasible only when output is supplemented with dairy produce For the first time in history land is no longer scarce and capital in the form of winter fodder for cattle is the determinant of growth In contrast to the riverine societies where large crop surpluses within a small geographic region support a strong confiscatory state and where the marginal contribution to this surplus by any individual is negligible selection in Europe is now for traits associated with 'individualistic capitalism' Although lactose tolerance also develops independently in Africa among the pastoralists of the Sahel outward expansion is frustrated by the presence of the tsetse fly which infect their cattle with trypanosomiasisThis not only explains Europe's growth but also any differences in growth within Europe Southern Italy better suited for the grazing of sheep gives rise to a less capital intensive form of agriculture and so to a less individualistic society Crop production is undertaken by a slave class and those with the incentives to improve the related technologies have no exposure to the actual problems involved Eyes on the Wheat Hence the fecklessness of southern Italy in comparison to its industrial northSteppe pastoralists also migrate to the Indian subcontinent forming a cline of lactose toleration from north to south still present today In comparison to the European cow which evolved to lactate year round the Indian cow only lets down its milk in the presence of a suckling calf The remaining portion of the milk output together with the beef of the slaughtered calf supports a meagre existence and only a society that can coordinate the raising of calves to maturity for use as draught animals to facilitate crop production can expand This explains the apotheosis of the cow in India and the long running taboo on the consumption of beefThe heterogenous distribution in mankind of the enzyme lactase leads inexorably to the capitalist colonisation of most of the world by Western Europe Unsuited for the imposition of individualist legal and cultural practices such as private ownership of land the colonised territories enter a state of 'undevelopment' which persists when decolonisation fails to enact a reversion to communitarian ways of livingIn the latter half of the book as a case study of capitalist colonisation particular attention is given to Ireland where even recent developments are presented as a direct conseuence of the price of a cow in a given year The Irish War of Independence should not be seen as a conseuence of the 1916 Easter Rising little popular support but rather the unbroken rise in cattle prices from 1913 to 1920 the longest such rise that has ever been recorded Similarly for growth in prominence of the Church In the 19th century it was understandable therefore that as cattle prices rose fivefold relative to wheat and threefold relative to milk there should also have been a great upsurge of Irish Catholicism In the short concluding chapter the two halves of the book are reinterpreted as the foundation of an argument for a universal basic income funded by a comprehensive land value tax


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