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Subject:  Re: More Shutdown Fallout Date:  10/21/2013  12:34 AM
Author:  CountNoCount Number:  18692 of 20640

Howie52: If the Cold War had provided stimulus for growth, there would have been
a reduction in poverty during the height of the "non-conflict"
rather than during the end of the period.
I really think the Cold War retarded growth - as it retarded
free movement of goods and services. Artificially encouraged
militarization in regions where funding for clean water, sewage treatment and development of infrastructure and such would have
actually encouraged independence in those regions.

I think you and I have been talking about different things. I am talking about the US. Are you talking about the entire world?

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