Friday, March 04, 2011
English per capita income in the late Middle Ages was actually of the order of $1,000 (as expressed in 1990 dollars), compared to modern-day Zaire, where a comparable per capita income is $249. Even on the eve of the Black Death, which first struck in 1348/49, the researchers found a per capita income in England of more than $800 using the same 1990 dollar measure.
Interesting. Apparently in some places, things are so awful a return to the middle ages would be an improvement.
The article is here.
WARNING: The article is safe for work. The rest of the site, not so much.
Posted by Mike Stajduhar at 8:34 PM