It is absolutely mind-blowing to me how many events contributed to the rise in inequality. Reading Noah’s book The Great Divergence and his chapters about the possible factors that have led to the “Great Divergence” has shocked me. After finishing the chapter, “The Fall of Detroit”, I realize that what is being analyzed is much larger than I originally conceived. And, to be honest, the fragility of our economic system will continue to be unfathomable to me.
I do not understand how this class continues to surprise me. I am learning about a topic that I previously had minimal interest in; now I devour the information!
This is a jumble of thoughts……. my apologies if they do not flow or make sense.