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Reasonably Simple Economics: Why the World Works the Way It Does by Evan Osborne

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The Entrepreneur and Some Economics of the Future

Our Ever-Brighter Days, and How They Happen

  • Q: Is the future going to be better than the past?
  • A: It always has been.

It has probably never occurred to you to think about it, but the man who invented the snowblower is responsible for saving at least hundreds of lives. Shoveling snow is vigorous exercise, especially when done under the burden of several layers of winter clothing. It is quite an exertion for someone who is middle-aged or older and thus prone to heart disease. It used to be common in winter to read about people who suffered heart attacks while shoveling snow and died shortly thereafter ...

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