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2284 World Society

Iaian Vernier's Memoir

Seymour W. Itzkoff

2284: World Society, Iaian Vernier’s Memoir is a fascinating study of mankind. Written as a work of fiction, it looks at the human condition 200 years in the future. Predicting the outcome of today’s social policies, 2284 is a cultural anthropology study that adds to Itzkoff’s extensive writing on the topic. Iaian Vernier writes in 2284 of the revolutionary internationalism that has been established in Nairobi, Africa. He chronicles the disasters that almost destroyed the twenty-first-century world. He describes in anecdote and philosophical depth the new scientific and secular world that has been established to bring peace, equality, ethnic diversity and democracy to humanity, while scrutinizing the plans for demographic stability that will sustain humanity into the future. In the twenty-third century, the forbidden rationality of the scientific minds of the twenty-first century have been unleashed.
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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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