Depending on where you are, and what period in history you are looking at, definitions and characterizations of wealth are always going to look different. Despite this, there seems to be one longstanding consensus that has pervaded almost all cultures on earth and stood the test of time: the performance any physical labor is beneath the wealthy. This has even spilled over into academia in recent times, where development theorists such as Seymour Martin Lipset, W.W. Rostow, and Kurt Mandelbaum, to name a few, all share the same underlying assumption that industrialization, and its consequent reduction of manual labor, is…

Henry Clay

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