Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
has provided an interesting comparison in the previous thread to gold towns which raises the same issues of "what happens next"? when gold prices go down, and the mono-industry can suddenly no longer sustain economic activity.

Are we oiling up so much the industrial machine that it might drown?

In the long run, we're all dead. John Maynard Keynes

by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Tue Jun 19th, 2007 at 05:30:56 AM EST

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