[Debate] Iran Helps Syria Defy Oil Embargo
critical.montages at gmail.com
Fri May 18 18:44:44 BST 2012
Over several decades, yes, the Greeks can and should try to make the
economy greener to the best of their ability.
But any major change takes a lot of time and investment, whereas a
plunge in purchasing power due to devaluation is instant: oil will
become overnight far more expensive for the Greeks to import after the
exit, while all the Greek infrastructure, means of production,
transportation vehicles, etc. will remain the same for quite some
time, requiring the same fuels (though temporarily a little less given
the expected plunge in overall production too).
Fuel shortages would make the degree of turmoil that Greece will face
after the exit higher, so the Greek leftists, if they find themselves
in government overseeing default-exit-devaluation, need to be prepared
to minimize the shortages (or else they'll get overthrown -- a danger
heightened by the recent fascist surge).
On Fri, May 18, 2012 at 1:23 PM, Riaz K Tayob <riaz.tayob at gmail.com> wrote:
> While there are international restrictions in trade etc, if the
> contradiction is embraced there are great green things that can be done
> (and not done:) that are "labour" absorbing ... more sustainable ...
> this is a fork in the road and perhaps the juncture can be radically
> defined... renewable energy etc for people is not such a radical idea
> and even more so for developing countries... this need not exclude
> fossil fuels... but another path can be opened...
> On 2012/05/18 05:08 PM, Yoshie Furuhashi wrote:
>> Happy to be on the same side finally!
>> On Fri, May 18, 2012 at 10:02 AM, Neville Adams<nada01 at claranet.co.uk> wrote:
>>> I'm actually agreeing with you.
>>> Sent from my BlackBerry® wireless device
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