[ExI] The Catholic Impact (was Re: Origin of ethics and morals)T
stefano.vaj at gmail.com
Tue Jan 3 11:44:36 UTC 2012
2012/1/3 Tom Nowell <nebathenemi at yahoo.co.uk>
> Actually, Holland and England had much weaker craft guilds politically,
> meaning they were free to adapt working practices as new technologies
> arose, whereas German and Italian guilds, with their strong restrictions on
> who could do what work and who was allowed to subcontract slowed progress a
The history of late middle-age guilds is however fascinating.
In fact, the idealised guild described by Richard A. Posner, if I am not
mistaken in Overcoming the Law, is pretty persuasive, and they invented
much before modern capitalism all the tricks that an antitrust authority
would object to, and then some.
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