chapter  I
Stages of Economic Culture
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W e pass now to the classification of peoples by their economic or industrial culture upon which the rest of our enquiry is founded. Our starting-point here is the work of Dr. Nieboer, to whom we must express our acknowledgments. But our object differs from his in that we are seeking to distinguish grades in economic culture, and for that reason we have had to depart in some essentials from his method.