IN THE REVIEW

To Have and Have Not

How the West Grew Rich: The Economic Transformation of the Industrial World

by Nathan Rosenberg and L.E. Birdzell Jr.
The world may be divided between the haves and the have-nots, or to put it differently, between the eaters and dieters on the one hand, and those who can’t get enough to eat on the other. This division reflects in turn a huge difference in productivity: the eaters and overeaters …