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February 17, 2011 – Comments (6) | RELATED TICKERS: POT

After reading the title of Deej's blog post 'Everything that you ever wanted to know about the current market for Potash' I was, naturally, inspired to learn more. And it turned out, there is a whole lot more.

Just as gov't "sciency" types are out to destroy the oil industry through "education and understanding" about the impacts of CO2, it turns out that other Gov't "sciency" types are seeking the decline of the fertilizer industry using "education and understanding" also.

http://www.futurity.org/earth-environment/global-map-of-phosphorus-hot-spots/ 

http://attra.ncat.org/attra-pub/soilmgmt.html 

Some horsehockey about unmined phosporus sources.

http://cropsoil.psu.edu/extension/facts/agronomy-facts-13 

And this is from some of those "environmentally conscious" types who seek to destroy our freedoms and Democracy by telling us what happens when we succumb to "education" by those who rely on creating growing "markets" for their products.

http://www.nature.com/news/2010/100929/full/news.2010.498.html 

Best wishes,

Steven

6 Comments – Post Your Own

#1) On February 17, 2011 at 9:09 AM, ChrisGraley (30.25) wrote:

Hmm, while I commend the investigative effort, I think you missed a valuable point. Over-use of phosphates are a direct result of governments not enforcing property rights. If your phosphates leech into my water, I have a right to make you responsible for the damages.

So if we combine the fact that we are running out of phosphates and the fact that I'm gonna sue you for those phosphates escaping your property, you might want to consider alternatives.

You might even want to try hydroponics with continuously recycled waste water.

Or we can leave everything the way it is and wait till we run out of phosphates. Then people will starve and die because we won't be able to produce enough food. The declining world population will lead to less consumption of all other resources. You may be able to fix your CO2 problem simply by doing exactly what the government is doing now. Of course your gonna need to kill a whole lot of people to save the rest.

 

 

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#2) On February 17, 2011 at 9:42 AM, whereaminow (42.76) wrote:

The State will fight corporations because Steven asks them too.

David in Qatar

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#3) On February 17, 2011 at 9:44 AM, devoish (99.07) wrote:

Hmm, while I commend the investigative effort, I think you missed a valuable point.

Well, thank you very much. 

Over-use of phosphates are a direct result of governments not enforcing property rights. If your phosphates leech into my water, I have a right to make you responsible for the damages.

Over-use of phospates are a direct result of governments defending the rights of those who wish to use and sell phosphates.

Best wishes,

Steven

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#4) On February 17, 2011 at 9:55 AM, ChrisGraley (30.25) wrote:

Over-use of phospates are a direct result of governments defending the rights of those who wish to use and sell phosphates.

Interesting? So are you saying that we have too much government or that the government that we have is corrupt?

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#5) On February 17, 2011 at 11:04 AM, whereaminow (42.76) wrote:

Interesting? So are you saying that we have too much government or that the government that we have is corrupt?

LOL. This is what happens when you have a muddled philosophical view of the world.

Perhaps people should have no rights. That way, no one can use and sell phosphates.

Of course, then no one could have the right to buy them either. So we have make phosphates banned entirely.

Or we could hand over all control to an cabal of government cretins and hope for the best.

Or we could just enforce property rights when they are violated. I prefer this option, but unlike Steven, I actually have an ethical stance in favor of human rights.

David in Qatar

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#6) On February 17, 2011 at 12:16 PM, devoish (99.07) wrote:

David,

Great! Lets agree on some entity we can both recognise has the right to enforce "rights".

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