It's a good idea to stop and take stock from time to time in order to appreciate just how far we've come in the past 200 years or so—to show gratitude for just how much richer the average person is today thanks to the Industrial Revolution. In my latest Québécois Libre article, "The Great Fact: A Review of Deirdre McCloskey's Bourgeois Dignity," I briefly survey one economic historian's explanation for why it happened when and where it did.
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Bradley Doucet is a Montreal writer and the English Editor of Le Québécois Libre.
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