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It's actually already been going on, via unfair trade deals (unfair both to workers in the so-called north and free-holders in the so-called south), under the auspices of the WTO, for the past two decades. The western elite attempting to inflate their way out of this crisis they themselves have created, is just the next step.

I'm on the other hand not sure the population has to fall, there's plenty of fallow land to till and plenty of space to house people. The important thing to my mind is striving towards equality; this is the way we make the transition to a sustainable planet, one which manages resources on a global scale, and with respect for all citizens of this globe without regard to passport, without the sorts of wars Michel Houellebecq intimates.

In any event, if certain folks would think propoerly about their carbon footprint, maybe we wouldn't be talking so much about using that land to fuel Tom Friedman's Lexus, eh?
 

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by r------ on Wed Apr 9th, 2008 at 01:02:52 AM EST
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