Mokyr 10

the question for this chapter is why did the industrial revolution happen first in Britain, not elsewhere in Europe

Britain had some advantage in invention, but a bigger advantage in putting inventions into use

Human Capital--a particular group of people who were eager to pursue technological innovation:

national characteristics:

Resistance to technological change was less in England:

Once one set of innovators become rich, do they resist the next steps in technological change

Rapid technological progress is temporary in nature: Caldwell's law says that creative states are only super creative for a short time