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Jun 07, 2010


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You could discuss the question of why people & nations in proverty stay in proverty all day. I think you answerd your own questions in your artical. The key as you said is what makes people and nations prosper. Could it be tied to a high view of God's working in and through our lives and coming to an understanding of who he is? (not talking health & wealth in any way here at all)

I would think the story of America's early days as an example could help us understand some of what makes people and nations prosper.

Travis Greene

"I would think the story of America's early days as an example could help us understand some of what makes people and nations prosper."


Michael W. Kruse

I don't think Dave is talking a wholesale revival of the early 19th Century. :-) I take is comment to be about the place and importance of work.

However, the challenge is that up until the 1880s, individual Americans, on average, produced more than 80% of what they consumed. By the 1910s, we purchased 80% of what we consumed. We can't go back to pre-industrialization. But despite our faults in the past not all learning comes from new discovery. Sometimes it is is rediscovery of something lost.


Thank You Michael,

It's not only about the place and work but sacrifice, service, humility and enduring real hardship. Learing what it is to live...The story of early peoples that settled our land at Jamestown and the various very early settlers and how they founded a settlement, a community, a land and country. Some great stories of sacrifice and deaths yet being assured of Gods leading in their lives.

Just a possible part of the answer to the question....

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Yes..I am with you David. It is not just about the work and place ..Actually it is for learning sacrifice , service and humility. I liked your post..

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