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Scott: It's at the crossroads of so many other countries.

Bill: Well, my understanding is that it they are talking about building a pipeline from Iran across to China and since it would cross Afghanistan, it is strategically located even if it does not have much oil itself.

Rita: Because of the access to that corridor.

Scott: Well, historically, going back to Alexander the Great"

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Rita: Absolutely.   They all wanted it. The mountains always kept them out.

Bill: There's a good book by a scholar that lives very close to here.   His name is Michael Klare.   "The Race for what's left." ( click here=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1339438110&sr=1-1&keywords=the+fight+for+what%27s+left ).   And it's about the struggle for what's left.   For example, now that the ice cap is melting north of Alaska.

Scott: That's 20% of the world's undiscovered oil according to the U.S. Geological survey.

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Bill: Yes.   And Russia also wants that.   So, it's a big struggle over who's going to get that oil.

Scott: Canada, Denmark -- because of Greenland.

Timothy: Soon there's not going to be anything left and everyone's going to die.

Bill: Well, some people have argued that"

Scott: It's possible.

Bill: "that this big struggle over the world's resources (will result in) global warming because of the methane coming into the air. And that the air will warm so much that many places will not be livable, and that many people will die and that the human species itself might be endangered.  

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Timothy: It's also because capitalism"the basic system of capitalism is to produce and to consume.

Bill: Well, we argue that there are many kinds of capitalism.   And the kind of capitalism that we -- Scott and I -- believe in, which is the Georgist variety, is very different from the kind of capitalism which is in practice today which is based on consumption -- you're right.

Timothy: So if we don't change the system soon, we might run into lots of trouble when all the resources start failing and that there will be a new war.

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Scott Baker is a Managing Editor & The Economics Editor at Opednews, and a blogger for Huffington Post, Daily Kos, and Global Economic Intersection.

His anthology of updated Opednews articles "America is Not Broke" was published by Tayen Lane Publishing (March, 2015) and may be found here:
http://www.americaisnotbroke.net/

Scott is a former President of Common Ground-NYC (http://commongroundnyc.org/), a Geoist/Georgist activist group. He has written dozens of articles for (more...)
 

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