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Posted by Mario Dovalina on August 29, 2002 14:41:58 UTC

You know, Mike, I think this is the best argument you've ever made.

Aaron, with regards to your question "Why would loggers destroy their livelihood?" I think you give businesses in specific and humans in general too much credit. That logging business most likely won't be around in a century or two, the time when, if we continue on this path, we'll experience problems. It costs money and manpower to replant forests. Think a company that is thinking competitively and short-sightedly will

If you say "All citizens should recycle. They're filling up landfills and recycling is cheap and easy." or "Governments shouldn't build nuclear missiles, since in the event of a nuclear war civilization would most likely be destroyed" or "People shouldn't litter, they're soiling their own bed" you're making pretty idealistic, unrealistic statements. People are often the ones without long-term vision. The same applies to corporations.

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