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On the other hand they didn't have massive EU transfer payments either, even if trade was as free and liberalised as it is today, if not even more (basically I'm talking about something like the 1830-1920 period here).

Peak oil is not an energy crisis. It is a liquid fuel crisis.
by Starvid on Fri Dec 24th, 2010 at 06:53:25 AM EST
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