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  •  Ironically, I was just telling an old friend about (5+ / 0-)

    Ecotopia an hour ago. I haven't mentioned that book in a looong time. This summary of events leading up to the founding of Ecotopia (wiki) really got me:

    "These events occur against economic and political breakdown in the U.S.: corporate concentration, slashed government budgets and military adventurism abroad, aided by a compliant corporate media. The automobile habit has essentially bankrupted the U.S. Refusing to develop alternative energy sources, “oil-hungry America lurched toward some unseen economic catastrophe.” At the end, the Saudi oil refineries have been bombed, and the U.S. military is caught up in a war in the Middle East."
    Ecotopia Emerging was written in '81. Hmmm....

    “The first principle [in science] is that you must not fool yourself, and you are the easiest person to fool.” Richard Feynman

    by the fan man on Mon Apr 30, 2012 at 12:08:15 PM PDT

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