Ok I thought for a minute that I had misunderstood it because the number was so insanely high that I figured it was down to a misreading of the table on my part. In a talk Higgs gave he said that it was a bit of strech to assume that America had their best growth in history with the best people of to sea and the inexperienced, young,old and women being left to do the rest. That statement alone should tell economists to think of the supposed data.
Anyway I delivered my paper and I want to thank you deeply because without your help it wouldn’t have been half as good. It has also been a very good learning experience. It certainly helped me understand more of the history economic thought and especially the divergences with keynesianism.