Iaian Vernier's Memoir
Chapter 18. Economic Progress Report
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Earlier we discussed the inherent demographic constraints involved in the attempt to live with a democratic plan of social life. Along with the limitation on the population of urban and national entities, we also believe that the geographical extent of the political power implicates the economic factor. Nations small in population and size inevitably do not exert the same civilizational voice as the big boys. And thus to keep things in balance ethnically, politically, and economically we have over the past century attempted to shear the political and ethnic power dimension of our international order from the gross geographic extent of each political entity. The economic implications here are clear.
• As noted in the previous chapter the World Society has set concrete restrictions on the economic use of minerals and other natural resources by those who live above or next to the natural resources of the planet. The lessons from the Arab world of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries were clear enough. Their economic power was completely out of sync with their political and civilizational contributions to humankind. ← 119 | 120 →With this unearned wealth they sponsored terror and tyranny around the world. In the process they created an indolent population suppressed by a theological irrationality of the most terrifying sort.
• This unearned wealth in a number of nations as well as the colonial exploitation of weak people by the strong only added to the woes of this world before the fall. The Middle East during the...
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