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Thursday, March 12, 2015

Book: The Looting Machine

humanistic ------------------------------------------- mechanistic

     oil                diamonds       
   copper        zinc      iron
gold     nickel          platinum        silver...
"The products come through to London on planes and boats, and great oil tankers carry the fuel that drives our cars. The tankers are carrying valuable cargo and are kept to high standards. On the same seas approaching Europe, thousands upon thousands of African refugees in ramshackle boats sink and drown. There could not be a crueller contrast, and Burgis has the good sense not to present it in an alarmist way, but with an understatement that is far more powerful."

Stephen Chan, Poverty amid plenty, Life & Arts, FT Weekend, 7-8 March 2015. p.9

The Looting Machine
The Looting Machine

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