Stories from Iraq, Ukraine, Ecuador, and elsewhere
This! "Former Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa proposed back in 2007 that the rest of the world purchase the environmental protection of this region for $3.6 billion, which was half of the estimated value of the oil there. The rest of the world essentially told him to get bent and that was that." Pocket change for preservation of immeasurable wealth. In the echelons of power, there is no concept of long-term holistic welfare, nothing.