Sunday, April 20, 2008

Fiddling while Rome burns.

We may be approaching the point at which oil consumption exceeds the production of oil. We could be running out of food for a world population which is still growing. As global warming continues, floods and droughts will make living more difficult for most people. On a more parochial level, the US faces a worsening balance of payments deficit, a falling dollar, more people without health-care, fewer people who can afford a college education, and less and less mutual understanding between people.

Yet, many people just cannot internalize the issues. So those who can postpone the day of reckoning are doing so by not facing the facts.

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