A Challenger Appears
India’s Air Can Kill You Too
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  • Andrew Allison

    “. . . there’s no need for India (or China, for that matter) to follow the environmentally damaging growth model pioneered by the West. There’s a real opportunity in the developing world to skip a developmental step
    and start transitioning towards an economy based on the manipulation of information rather than stuff.”
    Umm, is TAI really proposing that the populations of India and China continue to live without “stuff” like decent housing, indoor plumbing, electricity, etc., etc. and spend their time manipulating information?

    • El Gringo

      Despite its impressive economic growth in recent years, India remains a majority agrarian society. A large percentage of the population is illiterate and of those who are literate, less than 20% have completed high school. Much of rural India (and even urban India) lacks reliable access to electricity.

      India has made great strides in some high-tech industries such as IT and pharmaceuticals but it’s pie-in-the-sky thinking that 840 million Indian villagers are just going to drop their ox plows and start coding javascript.

    • Jim__L

      They could spend all their time meditating…

      They’ve already neglected to “skip a step”, from the looks of it. TAI has missed the bus on this one.

      • Andrew Allison

        Infected by the vacuous Hope & Change virus?

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