Don�t Take Entrepreneurs� Accomplishments For Granted
author of In Defense of Global Capitalism says we all tend to take
today�s accomplishments and opportunities for granted, whereas our
ancestors could not have imagined what we all now have.
In the last
100 years more wealth has been created than in the previous 100,000
years, and it is not because we work more. It�s new ideas that have
made it possible for us to work smarter and find easier ways to
satisfy our needs and demands.
Who should we
thank? According to Norberg it�s the innovators and entrepreneurs.
Those who venture into uncharted territory and open up new
routes...people who find new markets, create new products, organize
work in new ways, design new technology of new medicines.
problem-solvers who search out inefficiencies constantly
revolutionizing our economy have made it possible for average people
to live longer and healthier lives, with more access to technology
than the kings had in previous generations, they just don�t get the
improvement by entrepreneurs have never gotten the acclaim deserved.
If such improvements had been accomplished by political leaders and
central planning, it would have been celebrated as humanity�s
But that�s not
how entrepreneurs have been perceived for all of their achievements.
Luckily for us, the creative ability of the entrepreneur will
continue and all of us will be the beneficiaries.