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Man is the only animal that trips twice over the same stone

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  • Lorca-Susino, Maria

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Since mid-2009 the world has been experiencing a feeble economic recovery that has been halted by an increase in oil prices which have negatively affected the recovery. History has taught us that the world has developed thanks to major industrial revolutions which have foster economic growth. The first industrial revolution took place in the 19th century when engineers started using refined coal which helped the first step of industrialization. The second major economic revolution came in the 20th century when the world moved forward due to the development of the petroleum industry with fuel oil and gasoline as a source of energy. The world’s industrial performance and economic growth in the 21st century is still stuck on fuel oil and gasoline a limited resource which has become a source of political and economic instability.

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  • Lorca-Susino, Maria, 2011. "Man is the only animal that trips twice over the same stone," MPRA Paper 33295, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:33295
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    Oil crisis; economics; political turmoil;

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    • Q43 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Energy - - - Energy and the Macroeconomy

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