In prior years, I’ve shared some videos with powerful messages with a common message. Grinding poverty used to be the normal human condition, but then rule of law and limited government enabled a dramatic increase in prosperity.
- A video from Marginal Revolution on the rapid growth of living standards
- A video from Learn Liberty with a similar lesson of global growth.
- A video from The Fund for American Studies specifically about U.S. growth.
All these videos are worth watching. They show that misery used to be pervasive but then we became rich starting a couple of hundred years ago.
But there’s one shortcoming in these videos. They basically tell a story of how the western world became rich. In other words, they describe how North American and Western Europe went from agricultural poverty to middle class prosperity.
What about the rest of the world?
View original post 224 more words