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law of diminishing returns
each new worker adds less than the one before it
malthusian trap
population rising faster than the food supply
extensive agriculture
add to food supply by adding land, not technology
intensive agriculture
use technology to get more per acre
commutation
labor dues to the lord replaced with money dues
1300-1500
things go backward
1000-1500
little net change
1347
black death started
black death
bubonic plague
humors
blood, phlegm, yellow bile, black bile
blood
from the heart- hot and moist
phlegm
from the brain-cold and moist
yellow bile
from the liver- hot and dry
black bile
from the spleen- cold and dry
George Washington
died of blood letting- early 1800's
planet theory
conjunction of the planets affected earth's atmosphere, affected humors- some areas hit harder by rays from planets
environmental theory
earthquake somewhere that released fumes
flagellants
excercising sins- beat themselves
John Snow
solved cholera scare in London in 1854
mercantilist era
1500-1800
oconomiks
economics during mercantilist era
positive
analytical
normative
should question
mercantilist economic policy
exports greater than imports