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.

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