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Evolution's Next Stage | DiscoverMagazine.com
“As it turns out,” Fogel recounts, “most slaves, especially those on smaller plantations, were fed better and lived in better conditions than freemen in the North. This meant they lived longer, healthier lives and thus produced more work. Certainly, it’s an odious conclusion, but it’s right there in the data.” Then around 1988 Fogel began to notice a startling trend in the data: Over the past few centuries, but predominantly in the 20th century, Americans have been growing taller. They have also been getting thicker, living longer, and getting richer.
history  standardofliving  capitalism  Fogel  discovermagazine  blacks  slavery  evolution 
september 2013 by HispanicPundit

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