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    White House Science Czar Says He Would Use ‘Free Market’ to ‘De-Develop the United States’

    In a video interview this week, White House Office of Science and Technology Director John P. Holdren told CNSNews.com that he would use the “free market economy” to implement the “massive campaign” he advocated along with Paul Ehrlich to “de-develop the United States.”

    Thursday, September 16, 2010
    By Nicholas Ballasy

    (CNSNews.com) - In a video interview this week, White House Office of Science and Technology Director John P. Holdren told CNSNews.com that he would use the “free market economy” to implement the “massive campaign” he advocated along with Population Bomb author Paul Ehrlich to “de-develop the United States.”

    In his role as President Barack Obama’s top science and technology adviser, Holdren deals with issues ranging from global warming to health care.

    “A massive campaign must be launched to restore a high-quality environment in North America and to de-develop the United States,” Holdren wrote along with Paul and Anne H. Ehrlich in the “recommendations” concluding their 1973 book Human Ecology: Problems and Solutions.

    “De-development means bringing our economic system (especially patterns of consumption) into line with the realities of ecology and the global resource situation,” Holdren and the Ehrlichs wrote.

    “Resources must be diverted from frivolous and wasteful uses in overdeveloped countries to filling the genuine needs of underdeveloped countries," Holdren and his co-authors wrote. "This effort must be largely political, especially with regard to our overexploitation of world resources, but the campaign should be strongly supplemented by legal and boycott action against polluters and others whose activities damage the environment. The need for de-development presents our economists with a major challenge. They must design a stable, low-consumption economy in which there is a much more equitable distribution of wealth than in the present one. Redistribution of wealth both within and among nations is absolutely essential, if a decent life is to be provided for every human being.”
    Well, it's going to take more than the free market to get me to live in a teepee and eat bugs.

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    “Resources must be diverted from frivolous and wasteful uses in overdeveloped countries to filling the genuine needs of underdeveloped countries," Holdren and his co-authors wrote.
    The industriously "developed" nations are now frivolously "overdeveloped".........:eek:

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    I wish these guys COULD "De-Develop" the U.S. back to, oh, the late 1700's.

    Dueling was still legal back then.

    Of course they could go back to stone age. It would be fun watching them explain why they deserved to have as much meat as everybody else even though they didnt hunt because they have mental problems and are trying to become a male panther.
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