‘Contradictions’ in Developing Economies
If one wished to provide attractive labels for historical eras, the later years of Gustavus Vasa’s reign might perhaps be called the Age of Bliss in Swedish history. But it was an extremely conservative and static age, something which might well be true of most golden ages. For great changes never occur without causing great suffering, however much they may eventually improve the lot of the masses.1
KeywordsSixteenth Century Economic History Capitalist Development Modern Sector Great Suffering
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