Today, 1/2 the population lives off the other half, half of those have never held a REAL job, and have 3 generations of parasitic/welfare/taxpayer-funded lifestyles (now, including Illegals who aren't even U.S. Citizens).
The Taxpayer today is FUNDING the welfare state, is taxed and indirectly-taxed to an extent NEVER BEFORE EXISTING in the USA.
It all works out and I only went back 350 years.
The portion of the family ~ the bedrock foundation of human governance and existence ~ engaged in the cash economy, or bringing in meat and beans, was rarely as great as 1/3 of the total population, and then due to pregnancy and nursing, the 1/6 constituting young females, was out of commission 1/3 of the time anyway!
So, if the part of the normal population which is part of the cash economy (and no, coupon clippers are not part of that economy), is up to 1/2, we have reached satori in real time ~ hossanah ~