Via Marginal Revolution, polymath Tyler Cowen asks, “Which is the hingy-est century?” — a question that he also recently posed to the philosopher William MacAskill; see here. (By “hinge-y”, Professor Cowen means “the quality of living in a time that is highly influential.”) Why not narrow it down to the most hingy-est decade? (For my part, I would say the years between 1785 and 1795.)
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