Early societies evolved as they began to harness new technologies that depended on the conscious, rational applications of science, as opposed to traditional methods that depended mostly on tradition and an intimate knowledge of the environment without a systematic analysis of cause and effect. In making this transition, markets may well have been useful. This new knowledge was not widely held. In fact, many considered it to be subversive.


Rational Application Technological Knowledge Abstract Concept Small Farmer Business Community 
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© Michael A. Perelman 1991

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  • Michael Perelman
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  1. 1.California State UniversityChicoUSA

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