Lecture1 - 50YearThinking 50YearsAgo ColdWarrampingup...

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50 Year Thinking 50 Years Ago WWII ended the decade before GM is the model corporation in the world Cold War ramping up Castro takes power in Cuba China is experiencing massive famine US economy dominates the world LA County is the #1 ag county in the US o Oranges, strawberries The World in the 1950s Oil is cheap Nuclear will be “too cheap to meter” So energy is not a major limiting factor Water policy is rather straightforward Collection Transfer Distribution No thought about ecosystem damage  Supply Side Solution o Getting more Looking Ahead in the 1950s
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Man on the moon within a decade The Berlin Wall, and then the USSR falls 30 years later GM, the icon of US industry would go bankrupt in 50 years China would own the largest share of US debt Stein’s Law “Things that can’t go on forever, don’t.”
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