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Extract: Amory Lovin's(another Oxbridge physicist i think) "natural capitalism" boils down to scarce natural resources and too many people.. That's why the big folks are cornering the critical resources of energy, arable land,potable water, and energy..

Our betters tell us that "nation states" are obsolete.. So we seem to be turning the earth into a company town..

There is overproduction of Agricultural goods because of historic Agriculture subsidies - therefore a big shakeout as subsidies are withdrawn..

In commodity markets, a couple percent imbalance between supply and demand will cause prices to spike or tank.. I'm just guessing that the Continental EU is using Russia as a dumping ground right now.. That's why, i think, the Irish are complaining that their processors are only offering Irish farmers low prices.. based on sales to Russia.. While Continental EU prices(if i'm reading the Irish articles correctly) are still firm..

But that's the problem with commodity markets.. Incremental production/sales (in this case to Russia) sets the price that farmers get..(in a "free" market)..

Solution.. cut production to get prices higher.. So the question then becomes, who should cut production or go out of business?

Against this backdrop, there's also the "sustainability" issue.. Amory Lovin's(another Oxbridge physicist i think) "natural capitalism" boils down to scarce natural resources and too many people.. That's why the big folks are cornering the critical resources of energy, arable land,potable water, and energy..

Our betters tell us that "nation states" are obsolete.. So we seem to be turning the earth into a company town..

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