The Journey of Humanity

£20.00

Here is a bold retelling of the entire human story from one of the world’s pre-eminent thinkers. What causes living standards to rise? Why are some countries so much richer than others? How might all humans thrive and survive? In this book, Oded Galor offers a revelatory explanation of how humanity escaped a life of subsistence poverty and began to enjoy previously unthinkable wealth and longevity.

ISBN: 9781847926913 Author: Galor, Oded Publisher: The Bodley Head Publication Date: 7th April 2022 Imprint: The Bodley Head Cover: Hardback Dewey: 330.16 (edition:23) Pages: 288 Language: English Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subjects: , , , , , ,

A radically uplifting account of our species’ progress, from one of the world’s pre-eminent thinkers – with breakthrough insights into the power of diversity and our capacity to tackle climate change.

‘Completely brilliant and utterly original … a book for our epoch’ Jon Snow, former presenter Channel 4 News

‘Astounding in scope and insight … provides the keys to the betterment of our species’ Nouriel Roubini, author of Crisis Economics

‘Its breadth and ambition are reminiscent of Jared Diamond’s Guns, Germs, and Steel … and Yuval Noah Harari’s Sapiens‘ Financial Times
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What are the keys to human progress?
Why are living standards so unequal around the world?
How might all humans thrive and survive?

In The Journey of Humanity, Oded Galor offers a revelatory explanation of how humanity became, only very recently, the unique species to have escaped a life of subsistence poverty, enjoying previously unthinkable wealth and longevity. He reveals why this process has been so unequal around the world, resulting in the great disparities between nations that exist today. He shows why so many of our efforts to improve lives have failed and how they might succeed.
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A wildly ambitious attempt to do for economics what Newton, Darwin or Einstein did for their fields: develop a theory that explains almost everything … An inspiring, readable, jargon-free and almost impossibly erudite masterwork‘ Simon Kuper, New Statesman

‘A masterful sweep through the human odyssey … if you liked Sapiens, you’ll love this’ Lewis Dartnell, author of Origins

‘An engaging and optimistic answer to anyone who thinks that poverty and inequality will always be with us’ Ian Morris, author of Why the West Rules – For Now

‘Breathtakingly ambitious’ Robert Solow, Nobel Laureate in Economics

‘Magisterial’ Glenn C. Loury, author of The Anatomy of Racial Inequality

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