Neolithic people invented lame farming ideas, men shrank in height to 5'4", everyone got cavities, disease, lifespans decreased.
There were smart people back then too, pointing out hunting was better than corn. But once humans turn something on they can't agree to turn it off. Industry!
Meh, also the US is obsessed with maximizing GPD and doesn't consider externalities like human health.
I know, it's lame.