What was it about the Dodge' commercial, "God Made a Farmer," that stirred the souls of so many Americans during the Superbowl? Maybe it was the imagery of the dirt and grit of real America, not the white-washed concrete meccas many of us call home. Maybe for just a moment we were unplugged from our instant and superficial world and taken back to a time when we were captivated by God's creation, not what our friends were doing on Facebook. Or maybe it was just the quintessential sound of American icon, the late Paul Harvey, whose voice wraps around you like...
I disagree that the shrinkage of farms and less family owned farms is necessarily a bad thing. In 1935, we had a lot less technology, so individual farmers couldn't maintain as much land, and it required more labor too. Now, we have plenty of technology. The far too looked down upon corporate-owned farm, due to economies of scale, can make more food at a lower price, making us better off. It might be nostalgic, but we're far better off. Being able to look at glowing screens rather dig in the dirt is simply REAL progress (that is, the march of economics and tech, not the sort of progress libs yap about), created using our god-given intellects.
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