The wars of this century and pretty much all of last century were damn close to being full manufactured. A trend that came from being heavily involved as being the owners of the industries that supply, ..... wait for it, ...... weapons that are only good for war.
That today, wind the cl;ock way, way back to when trade first came about. Some things were nice to find and other things were in the luxury class, bobbles and beads were the trade for very valuable furs just because the one selling the furs saw something that was unique and would look pretty on some costumes used in various ceremonies, basically garbage good in the nation that ended up with the furs. Should they be dealt such a deal as that 100 year war would be fully justified. Spices and such are nice to have and at a 'fair-trade' mode they benefit both buyer and seller and the one transporting the goods only gets cost plus a few % . With crooked transporters you get both buyer and seller being ripped of and the transporter is the only one getting any benefits and that is by their design alone. There is a cure but little incentive to implement the changes, lots of energy for fake changes though. Crooks are as old as time minus 1 generation.
I find it hard too get an accurate picture of the economy over the last 100 years but some changes seem to be warranted if looking at the next 100 years is possible and some things should be carried that far in outlook. Moving all agriculture out of America and moving it to Africa would give them the same raw land that was the growing belt in North America. Rather than kill off the herds box them up and ship them to the deserted farmland of America and tourism would be the industry for the next 100 years as the soil was rebuilt. That would have to be a world effort and two very big wars in one generation shows that bug public work projects are possible. It goes nowhere where a bank authorizing it which is really stupid because having money moving around is how they stay in 'need' when no money is moving they can all be fired as there is no need of them anymore
Last edited by MHz; Apr 27th, 2012 at 12:48 AM..