Re: NEWS: Genoa riots

From: Brian D Williams (
Date: Wed Jul 25 2001 - 08:34:11 MDT


>If you look at The Lexus and The Olive Tree the author describes
>a group of investors he calls The Electronic Herd. They do
>business online.

You may be interested to know that you have sufficient reputation
capital with me, that I went out and bought this book last night
after you mentioned it yesterday.

I've just started it, so I will watch for the part you mentioned,
although if I see the phrase "triumph of liberalism" one more time
I'm gonna need a bag.

>According to the author no second or third world country can exist
>in violation of the normal business ethics of our world. If they
>attempt to do so the electronic herd will refuse to invest any
>capital and will divest itself of that countries currency; all
>with tragic results for the country or dictator attempting to do

I see this as completely false, there are numerous countries that
operate like this today, Sudan has child slavery as does West
Africa, and it doesn't seem to hurt the cocoa trade. How about


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