Britain learned from Holland in the eighteenth century

Jeffrey Sachs in de Guardian: In many of history’s most successful economic reforms, clever countries have learned from the policy successes of others, adapting them to local conditions. In the long history of economic development, eighteenth century Britain learned from Holland; early nineteenth-century Prussia learned from Britain and France; mid-nineteenth century Meiji Japan learned from Germany; post-second world war Europe learned from the United States; and Deng Xiaoping’s China learned from Japan. Read ‘How to create the model economy: lessons from global winners’ in theGuardian

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