In order to produce and distribute bread, clothes, houses, autos, radios, newspapers, medicines, schools, this, that, and the other thing in the United States in 1949, you have to have two things: 1. Land, mines, raw materials, machines, factories--what economists call the "means of production. 2. Labor-workers who use their strength and skill on and with the means of production to turn out the required goods.
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