Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Scottish Historian Niall Ferguson: The 6 killer apps of prosperity

http://www.ted.com Over the past few centuries, Western cultures have been very good at creating general prosperity for themselves.

Scottish Historian Niall Ferguson asks: Why the West, and less so the rest? He suggests half a dozen big ideas from Western culture, call them the 6 killer apps, that promote wealth, stability and innovation. And in this new century, he says, these apps are all shareable.

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