January 17, 2012
Middle Class Boom Fuels Global Energy Surge
Catherine Wolfram, Bloomberg View
A gentleman with a thick Georgia drawl once told me that he could explain the erosion of communism in China with two words: “AY-ur conditioning." The citizens of the People’s Republic, he said, looked at their compatriots in Hong Kong and decided that their lives would be much improved if they, too, could afford such modern conveniences. . .
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