Beeronomics: How Beer Explains the World
Beer has played a pivotal role in history. Beeronomics is the story of civilization filtered through the prism of an ancient brew. Using economics to craft the story of beer, Johan Swinnen and Devin Briski untape the innovations brewing brought, and reveal how beer explains the world. From prompting a transition from hunter-gatherer to an agrarian lifestyle in ancient Mesopotamia to bankrolling Britain’s imperialist conquests, strategic taxation and the regulation of beer has played a pivotal role throughout history.
Beeronomics: How Beer Explains the World tells these stories, and many others, whilst also exploring the key innovations that propelled the industrialization and consolidation of the beer market.
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