The Best Thing Since….

by Don Boudreaux on July 7, 2009

in Complexity & Emergence, Everyday Life, Food and Drink, History

Today is the 81st anniversary of sliced bread — an invention, as mundane as it seems to us today, that has contributed more to human welfare than any 1,000 randomly selected politicians you can name.  (This standard, I realize, is hardly a demanding one.)  Oh, and note: the successful invention of sliced bread was indeed an invention; it required human creativity and ingenuity.

(HT Carrie Conko)


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