Until I read this tweet, I didn't realize @noahpinion would treat the wild-ass historical guesses of a macroeconomist as a persuasive source about conditions 12 centuries ago.
Until I read this post, I didn't realize how global the Dark Age was. Apparently the years ~200-800 AD represented a global slowing of technological progress: braddelong.substack.com/p/70…
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I mean, this is basically an admission that the analysis is just vibes:

Jan 22, 2022 Β· 8:11 PM UTC