Economies Evolve, Too


Publication Date: January 2008

Publisher: Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace

Author(s): Niall Ferguson

Research Area: Economics

Keywords: Economy; Charles Darwin; Economics

Type: Brief


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.