Thank You Capitalism (entrepreneurship and productivity et al)

Instapundit (yeah I reading it right now) notes:

BIG NEWS: For the first time in 10,000 years, farming isn’t the dominant industry worldwide.

Say thanks to capitalism, entrepreneurship, creative destruction, the division of labor and the productivity growth of humans that we don’t need to have 99% of the population to grow food and instead we can have people who only do “non-productive” things like write novels, create music and art along with the other trappings of the modern world for the benefit of those who can’t do those things.

2 Responses

  1. Thus homo sapiens, Man-the-Wise, transitions from being Man-the-Farmer to Man-the-Citizen.

    I wonder how many generations until this has a genetic impact?

  2. Just don’t call him Domesticated Man…that won’t go over well!

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