What an idiotic compilation with no links to cause and effect. Lifespans have increased because of better diet thanks to American farmers, better health inovations due to the medical and pharmacuetical companies, rivers were cleaned up long before the Employment Prevention Agency came into existence. We gradute fewer engineers than we did 50 years ago, but we have tripled the number of lawyers graduating in the same timespan, and we also turn out more AB and BA certificates by a 5 to 1 increase in the same time period. It is common knowledge that great societies are built by the efforts of engineers and scientists. Your blather which attributes societal advancement to government bureaucracy is a scatological analysis.