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Farming Does Not Take Much Smarts, According to Bloomberg

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Farming Does Not Take Much Smarts, According to Bloomberg

Image: Scharfsinn86 via iStock / Getty Images Plus. Article by  Steve Byas.

In 1896, in his famous “Cross of Gold” speech at the Democratic National Convention, William Jennings Bryan said of those who considered the cities more important than the farms, “Burn down your cities, and leave our farms, and your cities will spring up again, as if by magic. But destroy our farms and the grass will grow in the streets of every city in the country.” […]

“The agrarian society lasted 3,000 years,” Bloomberg said, “and we could teach processes. I could teach anybody, even people in this room, no offense intended, to be a farmer. It’s a process. You dig a hole, you put seed in, you put dirt on top, add water, up comes the corn.” […]

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