"Joseph Alois Schumpeter (8 February 1883 – 8 January 1950) was an Austrian-American economist and political scientist. He popularized the term "creative destruction" in economics."
For many years the concept when applied to dairy farms, meant driving the smaller family farm out of business to make room for the larger more "efficient" operations. The problem with most conventional economic thinking is a kind of mindlessness which sees humans and human communities as nothing more than cogs in a gear.
The truth is,and always shall be, "No man is an island, no man stands alone." That is to say, we will not make progress in dairy policy until we recognize the importance of the community in which dairy farms operate.