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Old 08-23-2012, 11:49 AM
Location: Nebraska
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Originally Posted by erikthealien View Post
Looking as to how many are saying China could very well become the number 1 economic power in the not so distant future, what is your own personal opinion of China?
China is a fascinating country. When I go on my next fishing trip I plan on doing some intensive reading on both China and ancient Egypt.
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Old 08-25-2012, 07:59 AM
Location: Victoria TX
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Originally Posted by George & Bill View Post
Many Chinese are similarly deluded about their own government
Every country is. That is the primary purpose of the state-controlled public education system.
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Old 08-28-2012, 01:20 AM
Location: In the heights
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Originally Posted by Shizzles View Post
It's all a moot point anyway, since the free market will cuase raw materials to bid up so high noone will be able to afford such things anyway.
Not quite. It also drives up the price so much that getting the last of whatever it is becomes incredibly lucrative so people fight tooth and nail to get the last of it so they can sell it and make tons of money--that asymptote doesn't actually stretch out into infinity when you're dealing with real world materials. You have a good many real world examples of it happening, an ongoing one I can think of is probably the atlantic bluefin tuna. It's on the brink right now, so there's still some hope. That or it can go the way of the dodo (where you have people plowing through to try to get the very last one).
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