- Feb 4, 2006
- Reaction score
- Lakeport CA
- Political Leaning
The London Independent reports,
The most potent threats to life on earth - global warming, health pandemics, poverty and armed conflict - could be ended by moves that would unlock $7 trillion - $7,000,000,000,000 (£3.9trn) - of previously untapped wealth, the United Nations claims today.
The price? An admission that the nation-state is an old-fashioned concept that has no role to play in a modern globalised world where financial markets have to be harnessed rather than simply condemned.
The message is simple, sacrifice your national sovereignty and we will save the world!