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    Innovation: The Cotton Gin, Speed Dating, and the Patent System

    Oct 1, 13 • 261 Views • Behavioral Economics, Businesses, Demand, Supply, and Markets, Economic Debates, Economic Growth, Economic History, Entertainment, Government, Innovation, Labor, Tech1 Comment

    After graduating from Yale with no family fortune, Eli Whitney headed South to become a tutor in 1792. In the right place at the right time, he saw the missing link in cotton production. Whitney realized that the US cotton crop could be abundant and the...