NASA has sponsored research that suggests the developed world may go the way of the Roman Empire…but the Ides of March came Saturday, and we made it out okay, right?
Will the developed world tumble to its demise? Will our industrial society find a way to consume resources more sustainably? Will the widening gap between rich and poor continue to wreak havoc on the common good and moral fiber of humanity?
The NASA-sponsored study says to save the population from a Malthusian nightmare, resources must be redistributed “in a reasonably equitable fashion.” So our space program just sponsored a virtual socialist manifesto. Who should be more freaked out by this — the environmentally conscious, or stalwarts of small government?