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Economies Evolve, Too

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Publication Date: January 2008

Publisher(s): Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace

Author(s): Niall Ferguson

Funder(s): Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace

Funder(s): Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace

Topic: Economics (Economic conditions)

Keywords: Economy; Charles Darwin; Economics

Type: Brief

Abstract:

Niall Ferguson compares the "evolution" of economies and financial practices to Darwin's theory of evolution in nature, addressing the big question for our time: are we on the brink of a “great dying"?

This essay appeared in the Financial Times on December 14, 2007.