August 10, 2009

The collapse of Japan

If I was Japan’s worst enemy trying to figure out a strategy to drive it into a crisis in 10 years’ time, my strategy would be to get the Japanese to do exactly what they are doing, which is to over-harvest their main source of protein.
While lunching on salmon, orzo, avocado, grapefruit, pomegranate lychee green tea and lots of pomegranate juice in his Bel Air home, Jared Diamond reflects that the Japanese will rather starve than eat anything other than tuna.

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