Aka Peak saturation. Down the drains.
It’s the plumbing, silly.
Brics or Cirbs? How about brick curbs. Also known as old world. China may have mixed more cement in the last decade than America did in the last century but that’s because we didn’t really get started on the cement until Ike ribboned the lower forty eight with Hitler’s highways. Cement was the earthly anchor as a sea faring race found new sees to sale. Runways for the stars. Space for hire, own or to let. Up the payloads. Look out below.
As the old world goes China is the oldest of the old. Not that India is not impressive as an aged society. But India seems a little more homogenized than China. China’s still singular at least in thought and direction even as they expand into neighboring counties like Mongolia and Tibet. Though both countries’ histories blend well with “the main land”.
Russia’s old world with a reputation of still being a little wild, a little rogue, a little rushing to be done and back relaxed already. Still Russia’s old world. Potatoes, vodka. America never had a potato state until the revolution in Russia sent millions of refugees out, many settling in one of our last states to be settled and similar in clime to the motherland, Idaho.
Brazil’s old world even though they’re the latest to come on line of the Brics. Chinese demand for grain woke this ancient giant up and what a wake up call they had. From sleepy forest to river to river grain production like Iowa. Almost overnight. Knowing the Portuguese they saw it coming way back when they cut the deal with Spain and said, “You can have the rest, we don’ need no stinkin’ mountains!”
One thing the Brics all have in common is they can all grow a lot of grain. Once they’ve employed the modern methods and ramp up their own output these often hungry nations can help feed the world at large. China’s cement on Brazil’s highways. Russia’s oil in China’s farm machinery. India’s cotton on everyone’s backs. All being orchestrated precisely by America’s GPS system. Abundance.
Burdensome supplies? No. A signal to grow.