Halflings are generally not thought about a lot in society, so it is often missed how much they have shaped the modern age. The halfling tendency to roam helped keep societies in touch, and communities connected after the fall of the Daedra Imperium. The greatest thing the Halflings have ever done though is launch the boats that discovered Katsina. Halflings are lackadaisical, rarely owning land, but often owning other resources.
The Halfling trading companies are currently the best way between continents, and the best way of getting new goods, and yet still few question that their orders are coming from around their knees.