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starroute Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-17-04 09:00 AM
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38. I think it's a reference to the Club of Rome's "Limits to Growth"
"One of the best known warning voices was contained in the book "Limits to Growth", published in 1972. It sold twelve million copies in 37 languages. Whilst the book did not predict what precisely would happen, it stated that if the world's consumption patterns and population growth continued at the same high rates of the time, the earth would strike its limits within a century. The message was that this outcome was not inevitable. People could change their policies - and the sooner the better.

"The book was very controversial. Its note of warning jarred with the sense of optimism that existed at that time. The 1950s and 1960s had been a period of immense economic growth in both the Western and Communist worlds, both of which had a very low rate of unemployment. There was a general belief in the Western world that another 1930s-type Depression could be avoided as a result of government intervention in the economy. Additionally, it was assumed that there was a standard (Western) formula for economic growth that could apply throughout the Third World. All the West had to do was to win the Cold War and the future for the entire world was assured."

Though it hasn't been discussed much lately, the question of whether there really are limits to growth has been perking along under the surface for the last thirty years. The Republicans explicitly deny it. The Democrats sort of believe it but don't want to say so because ever since Carter lost to Reagan in 1980, it's been considered political poison. America's willful blindness to this issue may be its biggest problem, underlying everything else that is wrong in this country.
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  -Club for Growth begins ads linking Bush and Reagan, Attacking Kerry MAlibdem  Jun-15-04 08:07 PM   #0 
  - we knew there would be an answer to  AZDemDist6   Jun-15-04 08:09 PM   #1 
  - Not if the Reagan's don't want it, and they don't.  neuvocat   Jun-15-04 08:13 PM   #3 
  - I see I'm not the only one. teehee.  jdjkkse   Jun-15-04 08:20 PM   #6 
     - I think it's a reference to the Club of Rome's "Limits to Growth"  starroute   Jun-17-04 09:00 AM   #38 
  - Oh man - they are doomed ... they really are their own worst enemy  nu_duer   Jun-15-04 08:35 PM   #16 
  - So is the * campaign...  Mithras61   Jun-15-04 08:13 PM   #2 
  - Club for Growth.  jdjkkse   Jun-15-04 08:18 PM   #4 
  - Club for Malignant Growth  GoddessOfGuinness   Jun-15-04 11:25 PM   #24 
  - So what happens if they air this ad without the permission of the Reagans?  lovedems   Jun-15-04 08:18 PM   #5 
  - Oooh. Nancy's gonna give 'em the smackdown. And she should.  chimpymustgo   Jun-15-04 08:21 PM   #7 
  - It seems like they always get caught...  MAlibdem   Jun-15-04 08:23 PM   #9 
  - It sounds like they can talk about him as long as they  jdjkkse   Jun-15-04 08:22 PM   #8 
  - would likeness include sound clips of his voice?  MAlibdem   Jun-15-04 08:24 PM   #10 
     - Nope, I was wrong, they are using film!  jdjkkse   Jun-15-04 08:30 PM   #14 
  - I would expect the lawyers to roll into action  amandabeech   Jun-15-04 09:47 PM   #21 
  - If Nancy is not happy, she can complain but not much else...  SaidFred   Jun-17-04 08:46 AM   #37 
  - can you say backLash?  sniffa   Jun-15-04 08:25 PM   #11 
  - Oh, how nice, they've "informed" Nancy  jdjkkse   Jun-15-04 08:27 PM   #12 
  - Reagan hasn't been gone 2 weeks and they are informing her now?  lovedems   Jun-15-04 08:50 PM   #18 
     - The anti-Dean ad was lame-o  Lady Texan   Jun-15-04 11:43 PM   #25 
  - Bush-Zombie Reagan: Winning Ticket  Kipepeo   Jun-15-04 08:30 PM   #13 
  - Bush seems to like to exploit dead people in his ads  xray s   Jun-15-04 08:30 PM   #15 
  - Love the sig line  jobycom   Jun-15-04 10:58 PM   #22 
  - This will backfire bigtime!  CaliforniaLady   Jun-16-04 02:54 AM   #27 
  - aren't these Clark's old Buddies?  seventhson   Jun-15-04 08:50 PM   #17 
  - This will backfire if the Democrats are smart - the word is "exploitation"  Democat   Jun-15-04 09:19 PM   #19 
  - The Democrats could paint themselves in blood and  jobycom   Jun-15-04 11:01 PM   #23 
     - Media bias aside, the Democrats have been extremely weak against Bush  Democat   Jun-16-04 12:06 AM   #26 
     - Byrd, Waxman, Kucinich, Jackson, Pelosi, Kennedy, Doggett  jobycom   Jun-16-04 10:32 AM   #28 
     - Hey, Symbolman! I've got a project for you.  Why   Jun-16-04 11:06 AM   #30 
  - Considering Nancy and Ron Jr.think the Bushes are the most evil  saracat   Jun-15-04 09:28 PM   #20 
  - Ad Link  bluedog   Jun-16-04 10:51 AM   #29 
  - so one evil bastard is being used to promote another  Skittles   Jun-17-04 03:13 AM   #31 
  - So Club for Growth like Big Spending, Deficit Exploding Bush?  salin   Jun-17-04 06:01 AM   #32 
  - Growth = Growth of the DEFICIT nt  daa   Jun-17-04 09:02 AM   #39 
  - NO LONGER TRUE - THEY PULLED ADS FOR NOW  rawstory   Jun-17-04 06:16 AM   #33 
  - Yes... but only for a week.  salin   Jun-17-04 08:40 AM   #36 
  - A time to mourn, but briefly  struggle4progress   Jun-17-04 04:58 PM   #40 
  - Bush and Reagan deserve to be linked...  Darranar   Jun-17-04 07:02 AM   #34 
  - If there's no response from Dems they deserve every point they lose  John_H   Jun-17-04 08:14 AM   #35 

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