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Interesting perspective re demographics, Bruce.

But China would have a big incentive to invest in a US "Green New Deal" or maybe a redeployment from a War on Terror to a War on Climate Change:

(a) substitution - because every barrel the US saves and does not consume is one more available to China;

(b) technology transfer - any breakthrough technologies or advances would be simpler and cheaper for them to get at if they invested heavily in them, or even owned them.

"The future is already here -- it's just not very evenly distributed" William Gibson

by ChrisCook (cojockathotmaildotcom) on Wed Sep 24th, 2008 at 03:00:47 PM EST
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... start spirally down the toilet. If it does, we'll be going through demand destruction because of the collapsing dollar, and Europe, Japan and Australasia are better bets for technology transfer.


I've been accused of being a Marxist, yet while Harpo's my favourite, it's Groucho I'm always quoting. Odd, that.
by BruceMcF (agila61 at netscape dot net) on Wed Sep 24th, 2008 at 04:04:03 PM EST
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