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  •  If only DC were the only problem (8+ / 0-)

    There are sociopaths in every city on the planet intent on profiting from the "economy" and "externalities" be-damned.

    I don't know what's possible nor do I believe in magic. Don't see much in the way of viable solutions.

    I'm afraid the human race may just screw the planet, its inhabitants and our own civilization in our zeal for energy, burning fossil fuel.

    Our humanity hasn't caught up with our technology. Then again - Our humanity really hasn't been all that impressive when it comes to being decent to each other or stewarding the environment anyway.

    Maybe one day the Fourth Estate will take their jobs seriously. Or not..

    by Anthony Page aka SecondComing on Fri Nov 23, 2012 at 01:40:38 PM PST

    •  Governments are nothing compared to corporations (2+ / 0-)

      I completely agree, the issue needs more than just political action. We're moving into a second mercantilist age where government exists to abet the business class. So structurally, as long as money plays such a huge role in politics, politics alone cannot address these problems. We have to modify the structure to change that (and also lower consumption and change behavior, but that's a cultural change).

      "Stare at the monster: remark/ How difficult it is to define just what/ Amounts to monstrosity in that/ Very ordinary appearance." - Ted Hughes

      by MarkC on Sat Nov 24, 2012 at 07:11:00 AM PST

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      •  I think it will be up to the youth of the world (0+ / 0-)

        ..to rise up and demand their birthright of a habitable planet. And refuse to take "no" for an answer.

        That ancient "May you live in interesting times" Chinese curse probably wasn't supposed to be taken this literally.

        Maybe one day the Fourth Estate will take their jobs seriously. Or not..

        by Anthony Page aka SecondComing on Sat Nov 24, 2012 at 10:31:42 AM PST

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