Monday, October 29, 2007
American's and the Environment
At some level, American's have outsourced the destruction of land to far away places such as India and China where the poor will do anything regardless of morale conscious in order to make a living. Indian outsourcing is driven off the mental model that we shall eliminate all tasks which can be commoditized so that we can focus on higher value work.
George Alexander left an interesting comment in my blog that is worthy of analysis:
Why do I love folks who throw stones from glass houses? Maybe you are unaware that during the industrial revolution, the now-developed countries were polluting the most so that their economies would be developed.
- Maybe you forgot to mention that America has never ratified the Kyoto protocol which gears toward a cleaner environment. Not surprising since we all know that if it does, its own economy would suffer a lot.
- Maybe you can also mention that Americans are the biggest gas guzzlers in the world (forget the fact that the rest of the world sees America killing for oil) and publicize through your blog that the 2 million gallons busted folks taking their trucks for joy rides can help the environment.
- Oh, maybe you can also mention that when it comes per capita waste your utopian nation wins numero uno. A moral lecture on pollution control for the rest of the world from a country with the highest amount of per capita waste...