Archive for Protectionism
Overall, the nation’s population growth for the decade slowed to 17.64% over the past 10 years from 21.54% in the decade to 2001.
Literacy increased for the country as a whole—climbing to 74% from about 65%.
At the turn of the 18th century and the burgeoning of the industrial age Thomas Robert, the renowned demographer of his day foretold that the population would not be able to outgrow the food supply while referencing the populations in London. Approximately 30 years later the refrigerator was invested in London by an America inventor Jacob Perkins.
Similarly: The story of our lives is one of technological determinism. Technological innovation’s effect on society in the industry of food supply and preservation…the increasing literacy through technologies and living quality in the “emerging world” can be curbed if we allow the potential for self-actualization and quality of life to pervade the populations.
Differently: The problems of technological distribution today do not result from any inherent scarcity, but an extrinsic brought upon by institutional scarcity. At current, we fight for existence like cells for energy or ignorant animals for intrinsically scarce resources…canceling each other out through protectionist (conservative) measures. Although we regularly show ourselves our technologically ability we rarely allow that ability to pervade our peer and peer groups to provide wide spread quality of life or rather, self-actualization where it could/should be.
Human kind doesn’t have a population problem (yet); we do however, have a problem with recognizing the intrinsic value in other humans and consequentially we don’t differentiate well between intrinsic and extrinsic scarcity. Here in Integrationalism, we’ll be defining that value.
Mr. Hofmeister does a wonderful job at pointing out some simple solutions to cleaning up the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. He states that the GCC countries in the middle east have spills of potentially greater risk and are able to clean them up with “super tankers” and other grouping strategies. He also stated that the US has no political will to pursue middle eastern strategies because of the conflicts with Union guarantees. As Hofmeister tells it, there are solutions readily available. A tragic operational story, indeed.
The only problem that I have with the former executives of these huge companies and political regimes is that they can only afford to become “truth tellers” on non-network television well after they’ve had the potential to influence progressive policy and engineering/economic strategies to save lives and land.
Per individualistic philosophies like objectivism, these “leaders” don’t have incentives to actually protect their consumer constituencies or cater to their consuming longevity. They only have the incentive to protect their profit potential (capital) against predatory arbitrageurs speculating on their industry. The lack of engineering effectiveness that global citizens get access to, relative to the solutions that actually exist is a small percentage I’m sure. If we reference these oil spill reduction technologies that only exist in the middle east and divide them by the number of regions that harbor aquatic drilling efforts, we’d yield a number close to 10%…….protectionism stifles our technological potential.