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JordanCClark wrote: »
You mean the Roomba doesn't count?
MIchael_Michalski wrote: »
The time frame on the total transformation of the world economy was a bit off. Its currently on the upswing. He was also very optimistic about the end result. Rather than his idea of it leading to cooperation out of a mutual, rational, fear of the consequences of not cooperating, it seems to be leading to a resurgence of isolationism, nationalism and fascism. Of course it could still turn out that he was right, but more likely those dark forces will grow beyond a terrifying nuisance in some places and take total control, while in others, their opponents will prevail and we will end up drawing new lines of conflict. The phrase "The more things change, the more they stay the same" comes to mind. (I does come to mind, that the way to stop the "others" from coming to your country and "preserve" your way of life is simply to run your economy into the ground and instiute a despotic police state. Few decided they wanted to sneak INTO East Germany)