Occasional musings about academia, research, travel, arts, and, most importantly, cycling.
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
The Most Interesting Sentence I Read Today
From Angus Deaton, The Great Escape: Health, Wealth, and the Origins of Inequality (Princeton: Princeton Univ. Press, 2013), p. 101:
That India today has higher life expectancy than Scotland in 1945 - in spite of a per capita income that Britain achieved as early as 1860 - is a testament to the power of knowledge to short-circuit history.