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referring to the threat of desertization, disease, pollution, and all the lovely things we'll all be struggling through together - 1st, 2nd, and 3rd world - thanks to a short-term focus on profit as opposed to overall impact.

The tradeoffs are visible only to those of us who are peak consumers enjoying some sort of political freedom. I am sure there are still 2B willing to trade a far better lot with acid rain every night.

We seem to have 3 models:
A) Mind (Political freedom) is "free", stomach (jobs, food, education) is full - West
B) Mind is "captive", stomach is full - China
C) Mind is somewhat "free", stomach is empty big time - India

The choice exists between B) and C).

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