Monday, November 9, 2009

Quote of the day

Tom Barnett:
The difference between the Netherlands and the Maldives? One has the money for dikes and all manner of sea-retaining technology, and the other does not. So what's the solution? Beggar the Netherlands or develop the Maldives? And if there's no compelling economic logic for the latter, just how far do we go to slow down globalization for these slices of humanity that will no longer be able to live in environmentally unsustainable landscapes? Do we really want to define our global future on the basis of what works to keep Bangladesh Bangladesh-like going forward?

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