Category Archives: Global Security

Drought Colors America Red

By David L. Brown I usually don’t write short posts on this blog. In fact, some may think I’m too verbose. Well, guilty I guess, although I like to examine subjects in depth and analyze the various factors involved. In … Continue reading

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Keep Kicking that Ethanol Can

By David L. Brown Yesterday I posted an analysis of the current forecasts for a poor corn crop due to heat and drought, and also mentioned that the obvious step to take is to suspend all ethanol production to free … Continue reading

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A Tragedy in the Making

By David L. Brown As drought and heat continue to destroy a significant portion of the US crop, a large tranche of corn continues to be mandated for use in ethanol production. The purpose of this is to enrich farmers … Continue reading

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Global ‘Food Wars’ Breaking Out

By David L. Brown According to an article in the British newspaper The Guardian, a bidding war for a potash mining company reveals a looming problem: Finding the resources to feed a world on the brink of hunger According to … Continue reading

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A World Teetering on the Brink of Instability

By David L. Brown A news release from Earth Policy Institute this morning features a peek at the subject of global stability as reported in Lester Brown’s new book Plan B 4.0. This is a critical issue because nations that … Continue reading

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Resource Depletion at Heart of Economic Woes

By David L. Brown It continues to amaze me that as the world economy continues to spin down and around in the toilet bowl of history, absolutely nobody seems to be paying any attention to the very clear and simple … Continue reading

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Drought Puts China Wheat in Jeopardy

By David L. Brown There is news of a serious drought that is threatening to destroy nearly half of China’s winter wheat crop. Widespread wheat growing regions had gone without rain for 100 days. But not to worry. The Chinese … Continue reading

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Asian Exporters Taking the Hit for the West

By David L. Brown The worldwide recession (economists are still too frightened to use the “D” word) is hitting hard in Asia and it seems there may be no bottom. Even Japan, the only First World economy in Asia, is … Continue reading

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Free Trade and Globalization: Utopian Dream

By David L. Brown Advocates of expanded free trade through elimination of tariffs and other economic barriers claim that more open trade would benefit people in developing nations. The failure of the ongoing Doha round of trade negotiations among exporting … Continue reading

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Mexican Border War Heating Up

By David L. Brown One of the major problems facing the United States today is the fact that our First World nation is bordered by a Third World state, Mexico. The problem is magnified by the fact that Mexico is … Continue reading

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