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Third-year student at the Ecole Polytechnique (Paris).

Studying mathematics and computer science.


May
22
accepted Why the military revolution is a cause of the industrial revolution?
May
21
comment The role of the two world wars in the evolution of Fordism
Sorry, this website may not be a place for me, who is a french math student following his first course of economic history. All that I say has been said by my teacher ; the two assertions are not incompatible, I just try to clarify the situation ; the relationship, I think, is that the fordist methods are quite straightforward and so a little military.
May
21
asked The role of the two world wars in the evolution of Fordism
May
21
comment The effects of war on the workforce
Sorry, I'm not an expert. Do you think about "active population" ? What is the correct term for this ?
May
21
comment Parable of the broken window and 1929 crisis
It's true, thank you.
May
20
comment The effects of war on the workforce
I think that, in almost all cases, you are right. But for the world wars, it's less clear : in France, the WWI has killed 10 % of the active male population.
May
20
comment The effects of war on the workforce
I've seen in my class that in the US, 13 million women worked in 1940, 20 million in 1945. This is a very big gap, and so I'm surprised that the very fact that the number of women who worked has increased is questionable. But I believe you. So, for you, during the two world wars, the workforce has dropped, because of the deaths ? (and not increased because of women)
May
20
comment The effects of war on the workforce
Thank you for your very detailed answer. I was not aware of this complexity. In fact, I have in mind specifically the two world wars. For these ones, I think that women were actually mobilized and that there were numerous deaths in the active population. Sorry I don't know the accurate terms, but globally I think about the number of people who work.
May
20
asked The effects of war on the workforce
May
20
awarded  Scholar
May
20
accepted Parable of the broken window and 1929 crisis
May
20
comment Parable of the broken window and 1929 crisis
Okay, all is clear now ! In fact, I've read something that made me think that it was specifically because of the military spendings that the economy has recovered. And you say that all spendings could have worked. (Sorry for my English, by the way)
May
20
awarded  Commentator
May
20
comment Parable of the broken window and 1929 crisis
I think that you don't take into account the side effects of war : destructions that it caused are bad for the GDP ! (no ?)
May
20
comment Parable of the broken window and 1929 crisis
It's interesting, thank you. Let me sure that I've well understood : for you, a war is as good for the GDP as spendings in other things, like education ?
May
20
comment Parable of the broken window and 1929 crisis
Thank you for your answer. But if the government had spent money in another thing than war, like education, is that it would have also resolved the crisis ? If yes, it seems that it is a case of the parable of the broken window. If no, I think that this situation requires a more militarian specific explanation.
May
19
comment Parable of the broken window and 1929 crisis
It's not a homework assignment. You can find further information on en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parable_of_the_broken_window.
May
19
asked Parable of the broken window and 1929 crisis
May
18
asked Has the feminization of the labor force continued after WW1?
May
10
awarded  Informed