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I mean systematically disengaged from physical consequences. You can keep using oil, fishing, chopping down rainforests, and using raw materials without recycling, because - well, you just can.

Mercifully that's started to change over the last year or so. But not all that long ago there were diaries all about economists making ridiculous statements about how markets would always provide, because that's what markets do.

And there are still those on the right who see any suggestion that they consider consequences at all as a personal insult.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Fri Nov 21st, 2008 at 04:41:38 PM EST
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