For millions of years and also as late as up to the close of Middle Ages, man used to produce almost all his consumer commodities, all by the individual consumer himself. He had to depend only for less than one percent of his necessities on the market or middleman. Barely up to a couple of centuries back and for millions of years, 99% of people lived by producing almost everything of human wants, including food, by every individual himself. Today not even one percent of people produce things for his own-consumption. During the 99.99% of his period on Earth, spanning millions of years, man was living by individually producing most of his requirements with no MIDDLEMEN involved.
Today everybody produces things or becomes part of a mechanical process to produce things for selling to others to earn money so that he can buy things, from others, for his self consumption. Here the shocking fact is that while the actual producer usually gets only much less than 10% of the actual price of his product, the end buyer of this product, at some distant place, has to get it at an exorbitant price, as the long chain of middlemen with scores of ‘sweet poisons’ (sales promotion techniques) are pocketing more than 90% of the margin between the producer and the consumer. Further, another shocking fact is the end product becomes a poisonous commodity, especially if it is an agricultural product, in the long chain of ‘value addition’ and other product treatments in a series of ‘sweet poisons’ like dipping it in chemicals for preservation, packing, transportation and so on, before reaching the end consumer.