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Mar 1Liked by Ken Opalo

Excellent piece.

I just want to call you this line though: "Eradicating poverty in the region will require a laser focus on growth"

Why not a laser focus on poverty? Why should we focus on a measure (assuming you mean GDP) which is kinda correlated with it but contains a lot of other unhelpful noise?

Why, fundamentally, do we not have a laser focus on the things that we actually want to change? Maybe GDP increases along the way, maybe it doesn't, but what we need to do is to eradicate poverty.

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Concerning "climate change", it's not that you need to worry about (currently the climate is cooling and has been for a decade), it is the massive over-reaction called "Net Zero" combined with the Ukrainian war and the reduction of investment in oil and especially gas production.

Fertiliser is produced primarily from natural gas, and production of fertiliser is dropping fast, I'm sure I don't need to inform you the implications of that.

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2023/feb/24/basf-cut-jobs-energy-crisis-germany-recession

https://www.politico.eu/article/fertilizer-soil-ukraine-war-the-next-global-food-crisis/

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Hey Build Back Betters, who wants to Make America Great Again? Nobody? Like really? I knew you would not vote for MAGA GAS CAR!

Ok, I am going solo!

I mean who wants to travel with me to Madagascar? Everybody? Wow, thank you for keeping me company!

https://liborsoural.substack.com/p/maga-gas-car

After that we can go swimming with the fishes, wink, wink!

https://liborsoural.substack.com/p/swimming-with-the-fishes

And if we get bored or survive the Godfather, an alien planet on Earth will host us, no worries. I mean Iceland.

https://liborsoural.substack.com/p/iceland-in-gloom-buy-the-platinum

https://liborsoural.substack.com/p/iceland-in-bloom

And if we are too cold, we will go back to our original Safari to play with the big cats.

https://liborsoural.substack.com/p/safari-gullible-travels-south-africa

Is that ok with you, Build Back Betters? The point is we will not Make America Great Again, deal!

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