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And who exactly made the decision to slow down the pace? How did they communicate this decision, in a binding way to everyone else? How do they prevent people not directly under their control from innovating themselves? Why did they open of vast information sources like the Internet, and make them searchable, if they are trying to impede progress?
"No one" decided, yet everyone abided. It is the same way with everything else. "Who exactly decided that women would get paid less for the same work as men? How did they communicate this decision, in a binding way to everyone else?" "Who exactly decided that disproportionate numbers of blacks would be sent to prison for the same non-violent crimes committed by whites?" "Who exactly decided that blue jeans are acceptable attire for most white-collar work?" "Who exactly decided that athletics will be supported more than arts and sciences in American public schools?" "Who exactly decided that subdivisions will be built to hinder the use of public transit?"
Everyone abided? Why has the gap between men and women employment and wages consistently narrowed over the past several generations? Blue jeans as workplace attire have an affect on progress? Show me when arts and sciences ever received more funding than athletics.