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Alas! Nations and economies which build quality items for the long term are
very vulnerable to depressions and recessions. When all the carefully built
and solidly manufactured items have been sold, the economy collapses.
The wasteful lessons learned from the great depression was 'built in
obsolesce,' and now we are drowning in our own effluence/affluence.
Or we could just BOMB them while promising to rebuild them.
sorry. had to vent.