The Jevons Paradox

The Victorian-era polymath W. Stanley Jevons (British, 1835-1882) was relentlessly curious. He applied his mental energies to understanding economic change during the tumultuous Industrial Revolution in 19th Century Britain and Australia. Born in Liverpool, in the UK, the son of an iron merchant, his science education was cut short by the failure of his father’s business. In 1853, the … Read more