In US History, we’re taught that Frederick Jackson Turner declared the closing of the frontier and it was dead. The mindset though is still very much alive. 150 years ago, Horace Greeley printed "Go West, young man.” Metaphorically the West is still very much alive, and the frontier with it. You are right George, the least competative way to success has always been the frontier. The strange thing is, though, I imagine that in another 150 years, your advice might only be taken metaphorically as well. The amazing thing about the frontier is that it pushes into the unknown, largely rejecting the establishment. What is the novel solution now may be the problem in 20 years.