Do you ever wonder how much longer we're gong to be able to pretend there's nothing wrong with the world? I'm not just pointing my finger at the West or America here, I'm talking all of us: from the politburo in China and Whitehall in England, from The Hague to the Black Sea, from The Amazon Basin to The Outback, and everywhere in between and all around.
We've got business interests making as much money as they possibly can this very minute everywhere and anywhere. They don't care if they use ten-your-old girls in their factories or if they're selling those same girls as whores to wealthy clients - it's all money. People like stone washed jeans so we will strip mine pumice from mountains, use sulphuric acid to separate out the impurities, and make lots of money from the jeans for the year they are fashionable.
The factory fishing boats pulled up to the Grand Banks off Newfoundland and filled up their holds with fish, canned them, and started all over again. Who needs a catch limit? The fish won't run out. In Japan and Northern Ontario, paper companies used the nice clean water of the rivers rushing by their factories to help clean out the giant presses. They did a great job of washing the mercury out of the equipment and into the water system. It's okay though because the water is moving, so it will clean itself.
The International Monetary Fund decides to give one of the deserving countries in Africa a helping hand instead of a handout. All they have to do is be a little financially responsible and they will get their loan. Cutting all social spending is a good start - people who never had education or health care aren't going to miss it anyway, are they? You can't block foreign companies from owning your national resources either. It's a global economy, now don't you know?