Cover: Favorites of Fortune: Technology, Growth, and Economic Development since the Industrial Revolution, from Harvard University PressCover: Favorites of Fortune in PAPERBACK

Favorites of Fortune

Technology, Growth, and Economic Development since the Industrial Revolution

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PAPERBACK

$43.50 • £34.95 • €39.00

ISBN 9780674295216

Publication Date: 08/11/1998

Short

576 pages

6-3/8 x 9-1/4 inches

11 line illustrations, 38 tables

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A galaxy of distinguished international economists and historians pit economic history against the shaky assumptions of the classical economic theory of natural growth. Their explanations consider the factors of technology, entrepreneurialism, and paths to economic growth, but each reflects an ideological wave of explanation that has marked the last two hundred years.

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Jacket: The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban America, by Khalil Gibran Muhammad, from Harvard University Press

“Predictive Policing” and Racial Profiling

While technology used in policing has improved, it hasn’t progressed, says Khalil Gibran Muhammad, if racial biases are built into those new technologies. This excerpt from his book, The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban America, shows that for the reform called for by the current protests against systemic racism and racially-biased policing to be fulfilled, the police—especially those at the top—will need to change their pre-programmed views on race and the way they see the Black citizens they are supposed to “serve and protect.”