The Inevitable Empire

When you have 30 free minutes, either go for a run or read this article, which is an excellent description of how the U.S. became a superpower.

The role of agriculture is noteworthy.

Here’s our national anthem:


4 Comments on “The Inevitable Empire”

  1. Roger Sahs says:

    Yes, we have been most fortunate to be blessed with the natural resources devoted to agriculture and the fact that the Morrill Act of 1862 is one of the few lasting success stories we can still brag about. We have the lowest per capita food expenditure in the world and… our net ag trade balance with other countries is generally positive. Not many other sectors of our national economy can claim that!

  2. SAR says:

    Here is all that you need to know. I remember passing Morrill Hall at ISU during my campus sojurns…which was roughly 3/7 or 4/7 of each week. Note: there was chronic absenteeism early in my college years.

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