Sunday, July 30, 2006

How Lucky We Are
Mike Rappaport

The New York Times has an extremely interesting article on how much more healthy contemporary Americans and Europeans are as compared to people who lived in 19th and early 20th centuries.  One key appears to be nutrition when in the womb and in the first two years of life.  Highly recommended, as it relies the work of Robert Fogel.

More evidence against the Rousseauian view, held by many environmentalists, that technology and material progress has not benefited mankind.  As if we really need more evidence.

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