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  •  The Human Race Will Be Just Fine (5+ / 0-)

    Numerically most of it will die off, but ownership will get along very well.

    They saw all these bottlenecks and crises coming half a century ago, after all they made their trillions from the same science that informs us.

    What we're identifying as "greed" has actually been survivalism. They've been preparing for a nasty time coming.

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Mon Nov 22, 2010 at 05:23:50 AM PST

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    •  You overestimate them. A lot. (9+ / 0-)

      The greedheads are not that intelligent and do not think that long term.  It's all in Veblen, Theory of the Leisure Class.

      Yeah, there may be some clever colonies of rich scientists who survive.  

      The actual looters have not been preparing for the collapse at all.  In the food collapses with climate change, what good are paper dollars, islands in the Caribbean (underwater), or "paid" guards who hate you?  They haven't remotely prepared for global warming.

      The smarter looters, I expect simply are sociopaths -- if they have kids they don't care about them and they expect to die of old age before the disasters hit.  Most of the looters, however, particularly the younger ones, are just idiot savants -- they can figure out how to loot in the financialized American system, but the moment their environment changes they'll be as extinct as any other species whose niche just disappeared.

      Read pp. 1-7 of Krugman's _The Great Unraveling_ (available from Google Books). NOW.

      by neroden on Mon Nov 22, 2010 at 07:21:11 AM PST

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