We started the middle of the last century with the doctrine that there were too many farmers. And that has never been called off – nobody said how many we need to get rid of. There is a whole story there.
For example, in the Midwest at one time there was a mill every 12 miles. And that was for the convenience of the producers, who were never thus more than 6 miles from the mill, which meant they were never beyond the possibility of hauling a load of grain to the mill and getting home again for dinner or supper.
That’s a very good limit you see – it employed a lot of millers, and it employed a lot of farmers. And if we were really serious about the importance of jobs, employment, and so on – we would have to take that seriously as an example from the past, irrecoverable. But if we’d have been Amish, we would have stopped it right there, we would have accepted the limit of the horse – that’s the limit that was involved.
So we accept no limits, and we do the most we can of everything we do, which is usually either explosive or toxic.