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The origin of poverty in Indonesia

Reid, Anthony


The causes of Asian poverty are usually discussed by economists, sometimes by sociologists. Historians tend to avoid the long-term sources of the problem, perhaps because of an assumption that the problem is unreal. The origins of capitalism and of the industrial revolution lie in Europe, and therefore the causes for the enormous gulf in living standards between Europe and Southern Asia in the twentieth century are also assumed to lie in Europe. The assumption behind this one-sidedness is...[Show more]

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