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Another example, let's take this fracking. You know where they put all high pressure water over chemicals incumbent in the ground, to cause methane, you know, gas to rise up so they can get it out easier. Well, that destroys water supplies all over the State.  You know, you've now got a massive environmental crisis in Montana. These costs" you know wells are ruined, irrigation, ranching, all of those costs that are imposed by fracking on other people"are not included in the price of gas. The natural gas.


So when you have an economy that operates like that, you can't any longer claim that "we are making the best use of every resource, and getting the  best value out of that resource', because the costs just simply aren't included in the process. So this is a massive failure.

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And so that's one of the things, the new book discusses.


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Rob Kall:  Now Paul, I" I totally agree with you, and I" I've got to say that I wonder is there any nation on earth that is really contenting with this big picture ecological issue of dealing with the full costs of the environmental impact of corporations" anywhere?


Paul Craig Roberts: [interjecting] No


Rob Kall:  It happens anywhere.


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Paul Craig Roberts: No, they're not. And" and the economists tell them there's not really a problem because the economists assume that man-made capital is a perfect substitute for nature's capital. So they say, 'you don't have to worry if we run out of resources. We'll have created some substitute'. "You don't have to worry about"'


Rob Kall:  [at same time] That's a fantasy!

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Rob Kall is an award winning journalist, inventor, software architect, connector and visionary. His work and his writing have been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, ABC, the HuffingtonPost, Success, Discover and other media. He's given talks and workshops to Fortune 500 execs and national medical and psychological organizations, and pioneered first-of-their-kind conferences in Positive Psychology, Brain Science and Story. He hosts some of the world's smartest, most interesting and powerful people on his Bottom Up Radio Show, and founded and publishes one of the top Google- ranked progressive news and opinion sites, OpEdNews.com

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Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind.  Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives  one person at a time was too slow, he founded Opednews.com-- which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big)  to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet and the Psychopathy Defense and Optimization Project. 


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