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Why Is Planetos So Poor?

It Really Shouldn’t Be, So Maybe Won’t Be

Lyman Stone
Aug 21, 2017 · 13 min read

There Are Big Cities

A Mercantile Class Sort Of Exists

Westeros Lacks Competitive Polities

Westeros Lacks Capital

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Westerosi Social Norms Are Not Hostile to Learning

Westerosi Scientific Norms Are Hostile to Innovation

Private Property Exists and Is Robust

Money Exists and Is Widespread

Technology Appears Late Medieval or Better

What Magic Does

Conclusion

In a State of Migration

People Move. I Ask Why.

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