FacedeskApril 17, 2016 Tim WorstallEconomics5 CommentsManufacturing is special because it is the source of R&D and productivity improvements previousTransparency For Thou But Not For MoinextAll a bit fascist really, isn’t it? 5 thoughts on “Facedesk” jgh April 17, 2016 at 1:57 pm So stainless steel, maglev and graphene /weren’t/ invented in universities then? Surreptitious Evil April 17, 2016 at 4:32 pm I thought all innovation was the result of government “investment”? Like the iPhone and reality TV? Ironman April 17, 2016 at 6:14 pm Farming is special because it’s the source of animals. (Actually that works; bad analogy). Andrew M April 17, 2016 at 9:43 pm Ironman, Farming isn’t special. Lots of places don’t do any; Britain certainly doesn’t farm anywhere near enough to feed our population. Yet we aren’t all starving to death. Trade is the source of animals. Liberal Yank April 18, 2016 at 1:04 am English can be a tricky language. If Ms Stein had used an indefinite article instead of the definite article we wouldn’t have the same problem. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.