The course of history seems to be that as we find solutions to one problem, we often create new ones. In the late 1800s, factories provided goods to people more quickly and cheaply than ever before. At the same time, advances in farm equipment and techniques meant that farmers could grow an abundance of food. In time, though, both of these innovations created serious challenges for workers.
Questions and Answers
Question: Why did the cost of food go down when farmers were growing an abundance?
Answer: This is called the principle of supply and demand. When a lot of people want something and there isn’t very much of it, the price goes up. When people really want something they will pay more for it. Conversely, when there is so much of something (such as food) that people have more than they need or want, the price goes down.
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