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It might be worse now~

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Submitted by Lawrence Ricci (United States), Sep 24, 2002 at 22:02

Great analysis. I think the situation might be even worse than projected however.

Some old style non-democratic 'kings' and such were quite competent. I do not see too many indications of competence in the current raft of trans-national organizations.

For example, consider the UN, perhaps without equal in the pantheon of human incompetence. But also consider the World Bank and its bungled projects messing up the ecology of the planet; or my favorite- the various fishing treaties. The world's fisheries are at a point of negative investment- for every $ put into ships, fewer fish are caught. All fish stocks are being fished to extinction. Can the treaties pull us out of this mess?

A decent good king with income dependant on a % of the action could, and probably would regulate the fishery for sutainable yield. In fact, now that I think of it, the River Salmon and Trout fishery in England is quite well managed by HRH Charles. Here in the USA, with TVA and other non-democratic dam builders, the salmon are gone from the Salmon River out west, and Trout are grown in farms at my expense and trucked to lakes and rivers.

Good work !

Lawrence
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