Grassroots Dynamism: Source of Mass Flourishing

Phelps, Edmund S.

2013 Book Tour Speech: "The epic story of the West is the emergence in the 19th century of a wide prosperity the world had never seen before and its near-submergence in one nation after another in the 20th. My book Mass Flourishing can be read as a history of this phenomenon where it was forceful – in the “modern” economies of Britain and America from the 1820s, Germany and France from the 1870s."


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Academic Units
Center on Capitalism and Society
Center on Capitalism and Society Working Papers, 122
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January 12, 2022


This version was read at the Commonwealth Club, San Francisco, November 4, 2013; Google, Mountain View, November 5, 2013; and Wellesley College, Wellesley, November 20, 2013.