What you should know, basically, is that Roger Federer’s desperation looks a little better than the other people’s very best.
Was Pomeranz all wrong? Not at all. The Great Divergence may be did not started in the eighteen century as he supposed, but some evidences were right. Even if the two causes (the American colonies with their land-saving staple crops and the coal availability) he pointed out were not essential in the change of Britain's path, they were surely important in speeding the process of divergence between the two areas.
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