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They should tell the IMF and the banks to fuck off, and enter into partnership arrangements with bauxite producers to supply bauxite in exchange for a percentage of the refined aluminium.

Then they could sell a few million Units redeemable in aluminium to the Chinese etc and pay off as much of the loans as is reasonable to get the monkey off their shoulder.

Alcoa could stay as an operating partner on a production share, or a competitor would probably do it instead - certainly a consumer nation.

Essentially Iceland would then be exporting their energy in the form of aluminium.

They could solve most of the rest of their problem - which is the absolutely surreal housing debt (index-linked principal!) by unitising land rentals as I suggest.

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

by ChrisCook (cojockathotmaildotcom) on Sun Apr 26th, 2009 at 07:34:42 PM EST

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