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Three Cheers for the Meltdown!


Courtesy of The New Yorker: According to David Owen, economic growth is the enemy and a return to the pre-industrial age is answer. “The ultimate success or failure of Obama’s [climate change] program, and of the measures that will be introduced in Copenhagen this year, will depend on our willingness, once the global economy is no longer teetering, to accept policies that will seem to be nudging us back toward the abyss.”

So if President Obama’s economic recovery plans don’t do the trick, look at it this way: At least we saved the planet through our failure. “Always look on the bright side of life . . . “


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