Are these things that are little more than make-work in our economy?
I got to thinking the other day, which is always dangerous.
Economics has always been considered a "dark art" and not long ago many thought that the foundation of any economy was in farming and food production. Meeting our basic needs of food, clothing and shelter are really all that is essential to staying alive.
And quite frankly, we probably could shiver naked in the rain so long as we were well-fed.
But of course, very early in our human history (and animal history before that, if there is such a thing) - or more precisely, pre-history - some clever caveman figured out that farming and hunting was fine and all, but it would be a lot simpler to simply kill your neighbor and then take all the things he has worked so hard to acquire.
So self-defense (and the need to form tribes, villages, governments, and armies) quickly became a "necessity" of life.
So I suppose that you could say that food, clothing, and shelter - along with defense - are the core of any economy as these activities help preserve human life and civilization. Sure we need trucks and tractors and ships and whatnot to transport our food and so forth.Communications equipment is needed to manage it all.But how do things like movies and television - or twitter or casinos fit in?Ridge Canoe And Kayak Club is a flat-water sprint paddling club based at scenic Whonnock Lake, which is located in Maple Ridge, British Columbia.It consists of athletes of all levels residing in the communities of Maple Ridge, Mission, Pitt Meadows and the surrounding areas.Initially begun as an Olympic racing club in 1982, RCKC has attracted members with interests in many areas of paddling sports including recreational, marathon, and competitive canoeing, kayaking, and dragon boating.