The Staple Theory & Aspects of Pioneer Economies

The Staple Theory at 50: Who’s your grand daddy? Watkins, Innis and W.A. Mackintosh |

It’s a pretty interesting read and in conjunction with Stross’ recent _Neptune’s Brood_ (which owes a fair amount to Krugman and is really an experiment on the role of time in economic valuation and which also ties into NZ economists’ efforts toward a dual monetary system), clarifies much of the economic topography both of Canada and Australia, where natural resources have persisted in shaping the nations.