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Do you believe the US hinders other countries abilities to develop and improve their living standards?

With our high consumption of fossil fuels? The technology of which is older and cheaper? Our huge demand (20% of world total) matched with our high incomes means we can bid up the price and always get the product. If we consumed less oil, wouldn't it become cheaper for other countries? Aren't we the ones who can afford the more expensive green technology?

Asked By: - 3/18/2012
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Some loaded and smart questions here. US has a vested interest in keeping the status quo in terms of competitiveness in the world market and economy. Would the government go as far as prevent progress? Well that depends on how much influence the corporate powers and industrial juggernauts have on politics. And I would... More
Answered By: Jj - 3/18/2012
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Your point is...
Answered By: smkeller - 3/18/2012
 
actually WE INVENTED the use of oil as fuel...it is the rest of the world that is stealing OUR oil...
Answered By: Asthma Hound - 3/18/2012
 
Nope, we offer billions of dollars in foreign aid to countries all over the world
Answered By: Rumble Fish - 3/18/2012
 
No. If anything we improve their living standards with aid and technology innovations.
Answered By: Meh - 3/18/2012
 
Have you ever read about the Marshall Plan and what the USA did to rebuild Europe after the war? And no we cannot afford the new green technology for quite sometime because we are bankrupt or on the verre of it.
Answered By: toughguy2 - 3/18/2012
 
No, I don't believe GETTING PAID is all that harmful to other countries' development... More
Answered By: Peace through blinding force - 3/18/2012
 
I believe Liberal ignorance is hindering meaningful rational political discourse in the USA!
Answered By: tony tedeschi - 3/18/2012
 
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