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Austerity, Investment and the Relative Consequences of De-Industrialization?

By┬áDavid Zylberberg Being a historian of the Industrial Revolution who lives in the 21st┬ácentury involves thinking about two worlds whose economic geography has reversed. Eighteenth and early nineteenth century industrialization was concentrated on the coalfields of northern England, central Scotland, southern Belgium and to a lesser extent northern France. Manufacturing expanded in these same regions into the twentieth century and,… Read more »