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  •  There are always 2 issues... (2+ / 0-)
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    neroden, camlbacker

    that zomg-look-how-itty-bitty-countries-do-it! people never seem to want to answer:

    1. Does whatever the itty-bitty country does scale to US sizes (proof, please)?
    1. Does the itty-bitty country have a US standard of living?

    Personally I'll be interested in seeing how China's multi-brazillion dollar investment in green stuff goes. I always said the US was missing a ginormous economic opportunity by being the FIRST to develop adequate green energy technology for large-scale use.

    (shrug) They never listen to me.

    I'm gonna go eat a steak. And fuck my wife. And pray to GOD - hatemailapalooza, 052210

    by punditician on Wed Sep 29, 2010 at 09:59:42 PM PDT

    •  What's The Question? (1+ / 0-)
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      neroden

      On average, you and I and Bill Gates make a lot of money and have enormous assets but the statistic may be a mite misleading.

      While we have a very wealthy country, the disparities between the classes has been increasing for a long time. We have obviously been doing a great deal to dissipate our wealth.  

      Though our country is large in population and land area, we are not the largest.

      Personally I know of no reason that we can't go green and benefit enormously by doing so.

      Do you?

      Best,  Terry

    •  The US has missed the boat . . . further (0+ / 0-)

      the Chines government's ability to plan long term has allowed them to corner the market on rare elements needed for the coming tech-revolution.

      Examples

      abound.

      "we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex" Dwight D. Eisenhower

      by bobdevo on Thu Sep 30, 2010 at 07:00:44 AM PDT

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