Josiah Ober | Economic Lessons From Ancient Greece | Foreign Affairs

Two 1st-3rd century AD. terracotta statues are on display at the entrance of the new Acropolis museum in Athens, June 17, 2009.

Two 1st-3rd century AD. terracotta statues are on display at the entrance of the new Acropolis museum in Athens, June 17, 2009.

via Josiah Ober | Economic Lessons From Ancient Greece | Foreign Affairs.

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One thought on “Josiah Ober | Economic Lessons From Ancient Greece | Foreign Affairs

  1. Reblogged this on Greek2m eye and commented:

    We can now recognize the classical Greek world as a powerful example of what the historical sociologist Jack Goldstone has called “efflorescence”, that is, the conjunction of a sustained period of unusually high economic growth with an explosion of rich cultural activity. Ancient Greece is far from unique in having experienced a premodern efflorescence, but its efflorescence was distinctive in its intensity, duration, and long-term impact on world history.

    So what made the impressive growth of the ancient Greek economy possible? The basic answer is good institution… go to the story

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