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Fri Apr 27, 2012, 11:14 AM

How a Rising Block of Countries Will Challenge America

TomDispatch.com / By Pepe Escobar
How a Rising Block of Countries Will Challenge America
There's a rising new bloc on the planet: BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa). What does that mean for America?
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Goldman Sachs -- via economist Jim O’Neill -- invented the concept of a rising new bloc on the planet: BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa). Some cynics couldn’t help calling it the “Bloody Ridiculous Investment Concept.”

Not really. Goldman now expects the BRICS countries to account for almost 40% of global gross domestic product (GDP) by 2050, and to include four of the world’s top five economies.
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Response to polly7 (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 12:12 PM

1. Instead of the PNAC statement, we should have bailed out Russia.

 

Game theory mandates a counterbalance to Us hegemony. DUH.

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Response to WingDinger (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 02:16 PM

2. Explain how game theory concludes that.

I'm curious.

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Response to The Stranger (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 02:20 PM

3. When there remained only one superpower, it is fully expected that

 

a coalition would form, as a counterbalance against full US hegemony. Our intention was to bleed all others ad infinitum, to fuel our lifestyles.

See king of the hill, the game.

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