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Jong. Joe Jack Armstrong and Joe Getty who radio talk show. Thing. And here's their response rocket man rocket man going into space. This is a decline. And now he. Armstrong and Getty. You're listening to the best of the Armstrong and Getty show, rural life in the past was a battle for survival. This, this Gallo wrote this piece for human progress dot org. Did a city living one as well? It's really interesting. But I wanted to concentrate on this one. Which would have been the majority of people them. What's that rural life? Correct. The people on this far. Industrialization, European society was bifurcated. That means cut into between a small minority of the very rich and the vast majority of the majority of the very poor, perhaps, if you'd like an ideological umbrella to stand under while I told us to you. We live in the most income, unequal time in history. That sort of thing. Constantly, being told how miserable life is and the government needs to do something about it. The the best estimates. They can get as during the reign of Louis, the fourteenth was when Jack seventeen hundred eighteen and nobody knows estimated that the French population consisted of ten percent. Rich people fifty percent very poor. And that's the second level of rich very poor drops from within second-place guessing by poor. They don't mean poor in the United States where you've got only one card set. A two X XBox air conditioning, originator freezer. Yeah. Okay. I'll get to that, though. So you got ten percent, rich fifty percent. Very poor thirty percent near beggars, so they can occasionally feed themselves and ten percent beggars. I mean technically when I was living downtown, that's where I was. I was near beggars Mahat. No, no. That's they don't mean proximate tobacco's that you mean you're you're near begging yourself. Yeah, right here, pert near beggar. Right. As soon as you finish that half a Cup of wheat. You'll be begging. Let's see. And sure enough, they go through a couple of populations. Nine to twelve percent beggars with absolutely no means of support whatsoever. And you think what are a lot of beggars around here, wherever you live. Well, yeah. But if you live in a metro area of say, you know, I don't know a million people. There are a hundred thousand people begging. Yeah. So there's a little taste on account of rural life in sixteenth, century Lamberti, Mcgann were in France found that the peasants live on wheat, and it seems to us that we can disregard their other expenses because is the shortage. We that induces the labors to raise their way of saying. Yes. Once you pronounce the agent wants you didn't. I like it. When you do pronounciation. Okay fair enough. Wheat. What they're driving at is in fifteenth century England eighty percent of private expenditure went on food eighty percent of that amount. Twenty percent with sprint spent on bread alone by comparison in recent years in the US only ten percent of private expenditures, spent on food, a figure, which is itself inflated by the amount Americans spend in restaurants, so all right? So it could be much less if six percent, and we eat more than we have to write another percent or two. Right. Twenty percent of their food budget was bread. I mean come on to tell the low carb diet able ages. Yeah. Get on it. Eighty percent went to food. Let's see is Johan Norberg noted in progress. Ten reasons to look forward to the future. This is during the eighteenth century, now the seventeen hundreds, it was common for children to start working from seven years of age. I talked to my kids about that. They're working conditions varied, but one sixteenth century ordinance in Lamberti found that supervisors of work in ricefields, quote, bring together, a large number of children, adolescents against whom they practice. Barbarous cruelties. They do not provide these poor creatures with the necessary food and make them labor as slaves by beating them, and treating them more harshly than galley slaves. So that many of the children die miserably in the farms in neighboring fields. So those are white people in fields being starved and beaten to death routinely in Europe and their children. There's your middle ages. I was going to make a joke about how kids are actually bad employees got dark real quick. Yeah. Appreciate the impulse. Now they would be bad employees, the idealized imagery, rural life portrayed by romantic painters. Philosophers poets fraud, a modern reader with a highly skewed sense of reality says this one historian we do know that the mass of the population lived in a state of undernourishment, this gave rise among other things, too serious forms of avatar minosos deficit vitamins wide spread filth was also the cause of troublesome and painful skin diseases to this must be added this in certain areas, the endemic presence of malaria, or the deleterious effects of restricted matrimony selection, which cave rise took cretinism, a bunch of fancy words, inbreeding saying, there is so much filth and disease. You're in constant pain, and there were so few nonrelatives around the inbreeding actually resulted in, in deformity. So that's, that's the main part of it. And why did you wanna tell us I just think it's be respectful for our times. Oh, the other thing. You're better off than that, that adjusted for inflation, the average person at the end of the nineteenth century, right before the dawn of the twentieth century every person in the US was living on about a buck ninety five a day adjusted for inflation. You barely could feed yourself in your children and only if you worked all day long, and then, you know, the free market and industrialization came in the rest of it. And. And everybody standard of living exploded. And yet, now we're more anxious and depressed. And. All that than ever makes you stop. And think it does. This is an odd beasts human base. If you did try to explain to those people why you or your children are so anxious and unhappy, it'd be it'd be difficult from, but you're not gonna starve by no, no, no, I'm not gonna starve there's no chance of that, right? Going to happy about see the only thing I think about all day every day. You've talked to some brother and sister. They're they're married. They've got seven kids. Two of them all already been worked to death. And the, the man's got some sort of terrible skin disease that he got from the S and P running through the streets and year explaining to him. Why? You're depressed. I you know, I, I think it's useful to count our blessings. I don't think we do it enough. I think for one thing or surrounded number one, no source number two. Well, not many sores I think, you know, we have an entire media apparatus social media, feeding reasons to be unhappy all the time I was talking to Jack during the commercials that God this exchange between a couple of people on Twitter. A prominent musician and a critic of his they're both in wildly different worlds. I mean like one has. Idea, what the other one's talking about just different sets of facts, and they're very, very angry at each other, and they're saying terrible things to each other. That thinking y'all are bringing me down now, so I don't know. Couch blessings. It's just good advice, number one. No sores counting the very few source for yourself. So we've been telling you about the, the impossible, impossible meet, and then the other one beyond me, this is two different companies that are competing for we got the best fake meat out there. And I still haven't tried any of this, but it's supposed to be fantastic. They want to be much like beef or hamburger, whatever is, is anything has ever been and so beyond me is going public, and it's going to be in Kroger's targets thirty five thousand outlets across the country. Last year revenues eighty million dollars Babo by it's exploding. And then when you say going public, you mean marketing or untraded. I see. Had a couple of good years, and now they're going public, and they're gonna they're in all these different places. And then there's the other one their competitor the impossible meet the impossible Walker. Tested at Burger King in Saint Louis, went incredibly well, and there are plans to extend the test to more markets around the country and just, just the idea that this is common this is coming to, to you. And Burger King is targeting a nationwide distribution of the impossible Walker by the end of the year. I will definitely try one although. I don't know. That's the best comparison Burger King McDonald's, this kind of hamburgers, don't taste like hamburgers to start with. I don't know. Case to me is always tasted a little more like closer than McDonald's, right dole. I we had burgers on the grill this weekend. Completely different base. There's a lot wrong with our food system says these people producing meat by raising animals on factory farms produces tons of greenhouse gases analysts think we can't tackle climate change without tackling the emissions from these animals, that would be flatulence. Animals in close quarters are fed low dose, antibiotics constantly so that it would make one another six which contributes to antibiotic resistance. I don't know how much of antibiotic resistance is that I don't know, humans Roper using them I drive through kind of a rural area on my way home. And there's a sign guys selling Angus beef steaks at his ranch. I guess that's funny. I wanna stop and get some but it seems weird to me. I don't know. I don't know. Just like slice. Some off or one epoch. Outstanding there is a little off. Racially not probably won't do that. Okay. Especially. Them, especially sweet sees you with all your source. Got to one or two ninety three percent of beyond me customers by regular meat to suggesting the company succeeded in making something that appeals to meters and might become more of a I like meat but I don't wanna eat it as often as I do. So I'll have this some days and then, like, maybe every Friday night, I'll have a real stake or something. I don't know. Although it tastes the same. Why would you ever have a real stake? None on the other end. Why would ever not have a real stake? My supposed to not eat these. Why am I not supposed to eat my meat? I mean I mean I'm enjoying good for you. Do they colon? Well care right now. My Golan bend over you. Too much meat. Not good for the don't do it for my view. If, if you believe that there is a non zero affect on the, the greenhouse gas things. The antibiotic resistant like the those to me are the magnets to pull away from eating traditional meets depending on how much you believe that information to be accurate. It could be a heck of a lot cheaper to I mean, we bought we bought some decent. Try tip over the weekend. It was dang expensive. Now, this got to be cheaper and now and I gotta admit I love the meat. I'm no no granola weirdo, but you got these enormous cattle farms and hog.