In spite of this, a series of moves by the activist community has achieved a victory over corporate interests. It almost seemed as if it couldn't be done. The corporate control seemed unstoppable. I appeared that we were all doomed by the monied interests.
We all need to take heart in this success and gather ourselves together for future opportunities to enforce reason and good sense rather than enriching the elite.
The case Klare makes is dire but simple: There are no longer any essential resources for economic expansion or survival that are abundant, accessible and safe to obtain. The natural assets that form the core of 21st century life include oil, gas, precious metals, rare earth minerals, land and water
Geological stores will increasingly be the trump cards in international relations—more than ideology and religion, which have been at the core of most tension and conflicts for decades. Belief and politics will diminish in importance as the demand and need for food, energy and the elements that keep economic production humming increase.