Wednesday, October 25, 2017


A quote from Heinlein I was looking for the other day.  I'll leave it right here so I can find it later.
Throughout history, poverty is the normal condition of man. Advances which permit this norm to be exceeded- here and there, now and then- are the work of an extremely small minority, frequently despised, often condemned, and almost always opposed by all right-thinking people. Whenever this tiny minority is kept from creating, or (as sometimes happens) is driven out of a society, the people then slip back into abject poverty.This is known as "bad luck.".


Jonathan H said...

I keep telling people that the current prosperity of the US and other Western nations is highly, highly, unusual and at some point we'll have a reversion to the mean, especially if we change what led to the prosperity.

Old NFO said...

Good one, and I'm dreading the 'reversion'... sigh

UplayOnline said...

especially if we change what led to the prosperity.