: : First you prattle on endlessly about the mean old capitalists and the misery and death and environmental destruction that they bring to the world, never once thinking that people that I happen to hold in high regard, maybe even people in my immediate family, are amongst those that you would classify as "capitalist's".
: And? My grandfather was Haile Selassie's bank manager during World War Two. It doesn't mean I have to think he was right. You just have to look at pollution figures to see that industrial capitalism destroys the environment in double-quick time.
*China and India are the two most populous nations in the world. Population figures for the two and the US (in thousands, 1997 est.):
Yet Energy Consumption (1,000 Mt Coal equiv, 1995) and CO2 Emissions (10,000 Mt coal equiv, 1994) are as follows:
The US comprises less than 4% of the world's population yet the US consumes 22% of the world's natural resources. Something else to take 'pride' in. (All figures from UNESCO)