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The only thing I see that poses a serious risk to long-term growth is the environment.

I would have put this precisely the other way around :-)

The difference between theory and practise in practise ...

by DeAnander (de_at_daclarke_dot_org) on Tue Feb 28th, 2006 at 07:50:56 PM EST
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Only if long-term growth doesn't involve developing clean energy sources, which it will, since we have no other choice.

Be nice to America. Or we'll bring democracy to your country.
by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Wed Mar 1st, 2006 at 07:24:36 AM EST
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this gets back to the Polyannic assumption that the only limiting factor is energy.

whereas there are whole clusters of limiting factors to growth, both sources and sinks, and unless we posit star trek technology, energy alone is not sufficient to solve them.  but this s/b a separate thread I think...

The difference between theory and practise in practise ...

by DeAnander (de_at_daclarke_dot_org) on Wed Mar 1st, 2006 at 05:25:05 PM EST
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sorry, pollyannic with 2 L's -- if I'm going to neologise I should at least get the root right :-)

The difference between theory and practise in practise ...
by DeAnander (de_at_daclarke_dot_org) on Wed Mar 1st, 2006 at 05:25:47 PM EST
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