Was the Industrial Revolution Mainly About the Growth of Manufacturing Industry?

Some readers may think this question is like asking whether the Pope is a Catholic. The question is worth considering, however, because it raises some fairly common misconceptions about the industrial revolution (some of which I held until recently).

My main reason for reading about the industrial revolution has to do with my interest . . . → Read More: Was the Industrial Revolution Mainly About the Growth of Manufacturing Industry?

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Economic Events on January 4, 2011

The figures for motor vehicle sales in December will be released today.  The consensus estimate is that 9.2 million domestic autos were sold last month, which would be an increase of 100,000 from November.

At 7:45 AM EST, the weekly ICSC-Goldman Store Sales report will be released, giving an update on the health of . . . → Read More: Economic Events on January 4, 2011