"There is no question that our health has improved spectacularlyin the past century. One thing seems certain: it did not happenbecause of medicine, or medical science, or even the presence of doctors."Much of the credit should go to the plumbers and engineersof the western world. The contamination of drinking water byhuman feces was at one time the greatest cause of human diseaseand death for us...(but) when the plumbers and sanitary engineershad done their work in the construction of our cities, thesediseases began to vanish. " Lewis Thomas (medical researcher and essayist)More Quotes at:http://www.plumbingsupply.com/quotes.htmlEarlier when I was talking about economic cycles being driven by new wealth creators, someone mentioned that the auto industry was now making record profits. This is not what I was talking about. I am trying to point out that at the beginning of a true generational economic expansion, some new thing coupled with a new way of doing things creates wealth throughout a society.The above quote, while not talking about a cyclical game changer, shows just how a non-flashy technology coupled with a new societal idea (new ways of doing things are not limited to business practices, government intervention, or even an organized think at all it could be a ideological or broad religious movement.)Something like this, a coupling of technology with break out thinking will drive the next economic growth cycle. Looking at the charts and calenders, what ever it is, it has started.CheersQazulight (Get your head up! Look forward not back.)
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