[LMB] OT: Practice for terraforming Beta Colony on Earthly deserts.

Pouncer pouncer at aol.com
Thu Jun 17 21:33:57 BST 2021

Matthew George ignores one idea for Terraforming the Sahara to
comment on politics:

 >Democracy, as a method for making wise decisions, has failed - whether
 >Representative or Direct.  Fascism has failed.  Communism has failed.
 >Socialism has failed - the states that come closest to actually being
 >socialist only function because they're not closed economic systems,and
 >sell high-value fossil fuels to other economies and then distribute the
 >resulting wealth.  There are no free markets really, but that doesn't
 >matter, because even limited markets demonstrated that people can't
 >collectively make wise decisions on a large scale and long term, the
 >people who get ahead mostly do so by pandering to foolishness

I see you have omitted the system of "Federal Republics" such as,
for one instance, (avoiding forbidden discussions of particular nations)

Lot to be learned from the Swiss...

Suppose the Swiss were paid -- quite well -- to run the Sinai peninsula.
What sorts of actions might they take?  Desalination plants? Promote
tourism -- ski resorts in the far south and beaches to the north?
Introduce more, or different, or fewer, grazing animals? How would
a different political team make use of a now-hardly-productive territory?

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