(Don Boudreaux) Tweet … is from page 3 of Virginia Postrel’s 2020 book, The Fabric of Civilization: How Textiles Made the World (footnote deleted):
But, to reverse Arthur C. Clarke’s famous adage about magic, any sufficiently familiar technology is indistinguishable from nature. It seems intuitive, obvious – so woven into the fabric of our lives that we take it for granted.
DBx: Indeed so. This reality, I believe, helps explain why so many people fail to recognize the benefits of modern capitalist modernity: these benefits are so woven into the fabric of our lives that they seem indistinguishable from nature.
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