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Dec
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revised Are there any examples of people being able to predict the consequences of communication revolutions?
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Dec
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asked Are there any examples of people being able to predict the consequences of communication revolutions?
Dec
12
asked Why and when did agriculture lose its prestige?
Dec
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comment What was the worst economic crisis of all times?
@DVK I would think that Zimbabwe would beat the great depression easily, but I do not know this.
Dec
6
comment What was the worst economic crisis of all times?
@kubanczyk Thank you for asking me to clarify, what I meant to say was that I am not interested in the economical crisis in Iraq that was caused by the invasion.
Dec
6
comment First evidence for replacement of barter trade by local abstract currency?
Please note that barter trade, was not as common as gift economies. From "Barter" on Wikipedia: "When barter did in fact occur, it was usually between either complete strangers or would-be enemies"
Dec
6
comment What was the worst economic crisis of all times?
Thank you for your answer. I have edited my question to make it, "at least a year" instead of something like a year. I wrote it to avoid answers referring to short-term crashes. One question, though, how do you know that the Great Depression was the biggest economic crisis?
Dec
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revised What was the worst economic crisis of all times?
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asked What was the worst economic crisis of all times?
Dec
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accepted Are modern handguns a major reason for democratization?
Dec
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Dec
3
comment Is there any evidence that the Catholic Church slowed innovation during the Middle Ages?
@LennartRegebro I have heard that myself, but one could argue that the great minds merely shifted their focus from theology to science and natural philosophy. Therefore, measuring innovation should arguably be a more neutral measure.
Dec
3
comment Is there any evidence that the Catholic Church slowed innovation during the Middle Ages?
@quant_dev I do not know how it can be measured. What I am sure of is that there will be no accurate measure (number of patents filed is not the solution), but there might be some inaccurate ways that gives a rough indication.
Dec
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asked Is there any evidence that the Catholic Church slowed innovation during the Middle Ages?
Nov
20
accepted Quantitative comparison of transportation cost per kilometer over the centuries?
Nov
20
accepted What historical situation is comparable to what Europe is currently facing?
Nov
20
comment What historical situation is comparable to what Europe is currently facing?
Thank you for your long-shot answer even though you do not know whether it will be useful. I believe that the situation fits very well according to the criteria that I set.
Nov
20
asked What historical situation is comparable to what Europe is currently facing?
Nov
20
comment Are modern handguns a major reason for democratization?
@DVK I have thought a lot about this since my last post and I am no longer sure about my opinion about gun laws. A curiosity is that even the police in Norway need permission on a case to case basis before bringing a gun into a situation.
Oct
31
comment Are modern handguns a major reason for democratization?
@AndrewVit Coming from Norway, where a maniac killed 69, mostly youths, with a legal gun in July this year, I completely support stricter gun laws, but on the other hand, I am thinking that there might be good historical reasons for the strong opinions supporting liberal gun laws.