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Oil: The Material Basis of Accumulation

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{Nature_and_Environment.33.1}: discussion provoking? {wren1111} Wed, 08 Dec 2004 20:39:32 CST (HTML)

The Material Basis of Accumulation "http://www.fromthewilderness.com/free/ww3/120604_material_accumulati on.shtml"

an excerpt:

The leverage that petroleum gives over the rest of the over- developed world, as well as nuclear Russia and industrializing China is absolutely and inescapably logical from a strictly mechanistic, military point of view. This is the reason that Southwest Asia is now the epicenter of world crisis.

But there is another aspect to the military solution, and that is that the rest of the world, which - as key resources demonstrate their geological and thermodynamic limitations - is competing for this diminishing material base even as it sinks further into geo- economic penury.

As the number of human beings actively involved in the process of valorizing the total global capital shrinks, leaving in its wake billions of human beings who are now superfluous as either producers or consumers to the accumulation process, the old post-war myth of development that was held like a carrot in front of the under- developed nations has been shattered.

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{Nature_and_Environment.33.2}: .. more on the quest for oil {wren1111} Wed, 05 Jan 2005 21:26:18 CST (HTML)

Chinese Quest for Crude Increases Focus on Africa "http://www.iags.org/n1115044.htm"

Not elk, but oil: China's Canadian hunt "http://www.iht.com/articles/2004/12/23/business/chioil.html"

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