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Stephen Clarke

Image of Calicut, India from Georg Braun and Frans Hogenberg's atlas Civitates orbis terrarum, 1572.

The history of trade is one of merchants bending the rules. Governments would be wise to let them. 

Since antiquity, moneymen have been the target of vitriol. 

 Painting depicting the opening of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway in 1830, the first inter-city railway in the world.

The search for an explanation for why Britain was the first nation to industrialise.

How one company opened an entire sub-continent to economic and political development, with huge ramifications for India, Britain, and the world.