Oded Galor

The Journey of Humanity
  • The Journey of Humanity

  • A bold retelling of the entire human story from one of the world's pre-eminent thinkers

    What causes living standards to rise?
    Why are some countries so much richer than others?
    How might all humans thrive and survive?

    In The Journey of Humanity, Oded Galor offers a revelatory explanation of how humanity escaped a life of subsistence poverty and began to enjoy previously unthinkable wealth and longevity. It shows why this process took place so much earlier and faster in some regions while it is only just taking place in others, and explains why so many of our efforts to improve lives have failed and how they might succeed.

    As humanity faces its greatest test, this book speaks across political divides to arrive at universal lessons that are both hopeful and profound. Its urgent truths contain the keys not only to the thriving of our species but to our survival.

Oded Galor is the founding thinker behind Unified Growth Theory, which seeks to uncover the fundamental causes of development, prosperity and inequality over the entire span of human history. He has shared the insights of his lifetime's work in this field at some of the world's most prestigious lectures around the globe. The Journey of Humanity distils those insights for the first time into a single book and is being published in twenty-eight languages worldwide.

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