This liberal capitalism thingDecember 12, 2009 Tim WorstallHistory6 CommentsPeople in industrialised nations are now 4in taller on average than in 1860. Good, innit? previousOoooh, lovely Polly!nextOn the value of an education in economics 6 thoughts on “This liberal capitalism thing” Kit December 12, 2009 at 1:42 pm Luckily our clothing industry is not socialised otherwise this would be seen as a problem. dearieme December 12, 2009 at 4:52 pm Actually, in spite of our clothing industry not being socialised, it endlessly lags behind the gowth in stature. Jonathan December 12, 2009 at 5:53 pm During the First World War, British Officers were,apparently, on average, 6 inches taller than their men. Anyhoo, hasn’t affected me. I’m still a shortarse. Tom Fuller December 12, 2009 at 6:41 pm Glad to know we’ve returned to our pre-industrial levels–it makes basketball more entertaining. DBC Reed December 12, 2009 at 8:47 pm Some sources give average heights for Japanese and Americans as decreasing in last century.Also percentage homeownership is going down in UK,according to John Healey. Funny old game politics. Martin December 13, 2009 at 10:50 pm “Luckily our clothing industry is not socialised otherwise this would be seen as a problem.” Our clothing industry produces goods which come ripped, and which are designed to fall down about your backside. Socialise it immediately. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.