An extract from "Market Forces"

by Richard Morgan, 2004

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Do you really think we can afford to have the developing world develop? ... Just imagine it for a moment. Whole populations getting educated, and healthy, and secure, and aspirational. Women's rights, for Christ's sake. We can't afford these things to happen, Chris. Who's going to soak up our subsidised food surplus for us? Who's going to make our shoes and shirts? Who's going to supply us with cheap labour and cheap raw materials? Who's going to store our nuclear waste, balance out our CO² misdemeanors? Who's going to buy our arms?

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