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The Growing Global Middle Class and Its Demands

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In what some experts are calling the third great wave of outsourcing -- after manufacturing and services -- cash-rich Arab and Asian governments are buying up arable farmland (read: water rights) all over the developing world. Naturally, the worst-case artists in my field of national security see only one possible outcome: a long, steady decline into a chaotic, Mad Max-like dystopia, characterized by that favorite of the alarmist set -- resource wars.

Continue reading this week's New Rules column on WPR.

Reader Comments (1)

Great summary and a great read.Just heard today that the Saudis are buying land in Pakistan .The whole Political establishment and Media is very 'Arab' friendly/oriented ..so expect no coverage or obstacles to the purchases.Interesting to see how the tipping point against this type of ownership will play out over there.
September 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJavaid Akhtar

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