Economic revolutions can be interpreted as induced changes in the relationship between natural and environmental resources, human resources and produced means of production, mediated by the production system and market relations. In other words, we can maintain with Quadrio Curzio and Scazzieri (1983) that such revolutions alter the connection between what they call the ‘transformation apparatus’ and what they call the ‘structure or interdependence apparatus’, bringing about a relatively more important role of the latter compared to the former.