Having spent a lot of time going through industrial facilities and having been involved in the development of some intellectual materials I understand why the cost of new products are frequently very high. There can be thousands of hours spent by engineers and chemist developing something like a new flyline, none of these guys work cheap and their labs are not low rent either. Personally, I have never been convinced owning one of those state of the art line was going to make me that much better of a fly caster or help me catch more fish.
Originally Posted by pillcaster
The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries. Winston Churchill