Sunday, May 22, 2016

Survival tale …

… The Mandibles: A Family, 2029-2047 by Lionel Shriver – a vibrant vision of America in decline | Books | The Guardian. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

The author and I don’t agree about the seminal causes of the impending dystopia: I think failure to address climate change when it was first understood in 1968 and the rapacious greed of corporations is what will destroy us; Shriver is more wary of the government, at first inept, then intrusive, and always demanding higher taxes.
Climate change was first understood long before 1968, back when geologists first learned about it. Smiley might also want to consider, as Lionel obviously has, the rapacious greed of government.

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