Monday, April 20, 2015

On the Fact that the Standard of Living Was Essentially a Flat Line for 17 Centuries and Only Started to Ascend Sharply in the Early 19th Century

Why is that, folks? Is it because the state and the church started to assume even more control over the economy? Or was it because they started assuming less? I don't have to tell you what I think, right?


dmarks said...

It went up, things started to get better. Then at the end of that century, the socialists rebelled against this growing prosperity... reversing it in many areas. A truly evil, ill-intentioned movement that brings nothing but misery... look at the Ukraine famine for just one of countless examples.. socialist policy resulting in a literal flatline for a nation.

Rational Nation USA said...

And now complements of certain powerful elements in America society we are trending toward a neo fuedalism.

Will "take no prisoners" Hart said...

Yeah, dmarks, if you were a peasant, cossack, or striking worker under Lenin and later Stalin, you were petty much dead.......I'm not as pessimistic as you are, Les. A meaningful debt consolidation package coupled with some tax, education, visa, and regulatory reform would probably go a long way to getting us back.