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The poltical system of the USA is facing major issues of which the average citizen is unaware. The power to fix these issues lies solely in the hands of the public.

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Thursday, September 11, 2008

Hot, Flat, and Crowded

I just finished watching an interview with Tom Friedman on Meet the Press. He was discussing the issues he discusses in his book Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution - And How it Can Renew America.

It sounds like a perfect example to me of a Radical Moderate approach to the current environmental issues. I have not read the book yet, and, unfortunately, will probably not get to it anytime soon, but I have put it on my short list of books I need to read.

Anyway, his basic thesis seems to be that as the state of the world will continue on its current path of global warming, a growing middle class and increasingly densely populated, the way for the US to continue as a world leader will be to focus on "Energy Technology" or "ET" (versus IT, Information Technology). If we are able to effectively harness the potential development power of the US economy for green energy, that technology will provide the basis for a more solid economic foundation.

Sounds good to me. :-)

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Anonymous Twyla said...

Well written article.

6:59 PM  

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