Yeah, the blog was pretty quiet yesterday. I wasn’t in much of a writing mood.
So things didn’t turn out like I’d hoped, but it did for the majority of my countrymen. We’ll see how it works out. Until such time, here’s a useful quote from Heinlein that is often cited at Professor Reynolds’ place:
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.”
Keep that in mind in the days ahead.