From NPR’s Talk of the Nation:

100 years ago, you know, I think it was about 90 percent of Americans worked in agriculture. Now, it’s down to two percent, and yet we produce far much more food than we did 100 years ago.

And manufacturing is going through that same type of an evolution right now. We’re still producing an awful lot, but we just need fewer to do it.

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