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March 31, 2015 Comments Off Views: 1424 Big Ideas

Only capitalism can save the planet

To say the world has changed a lot in the last century is a huge understatement. Industrial, medical, and social progress has resulted in unprecedented growth in the world’s population and economy, and that growth has placed tremendous burdens on the planet’s resources. These burdens create problems—perhaps the most substantive problems we have faced as a species: from water scarcity and pollution to climate change, reliable access to nourishing food, and affordable energy.

Here’s the thing, though: where there are problems to be solved, there’s money to be made.

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