1 My thoughts about the transportation revolution versus the communication revolution were inspired by Matt Ridley, The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves (New York: HarperCollins, 2010), p. 354. My thinking was extended by Dan Ariely, The Upside of Irrationality: The Unexpected Benefits of Defying Logic at Work and at Home (New York: HarperCollins, 2010), pp. 7–9. Please note that communication includes verbal and written (or typed) modalities throughout the book unless otherwise specified.

2 Edward Tenner, Why Things Bite Back (New York: Vintage Books, 1996), p. 186.

3 Theo Emery, “In Tennessee, Goats Eat the ‘Vine That Ate the South,’” New York Times, June 5, 2007, ...

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