Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on June 20, 1976 · Page 114
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June 20, 1976

Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 114

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4 The Next 200 Years' Book Sees World in Happy Dream By Barry Rohan Knight ."itirt Wire "Two hundred years ago almost every-" at about 15 billion, where human beings were comparatively lion currently, few, poor and at the mercy of the forces of nature; 200 years from now, we expect, almost everywhere they will be numerous, rich and in control of the forces of nature." With that sweeping prophecy, futurologist Herman Kahn and his associates at the Hudson Institute have launched a broad-gauged attack on pessimists who believe the world is speeding toward nightmare shortages of practically everything but people. »In a new book, "The Next 200 Years," being published by William Morrow and Co., Kahn says, on the contrary, the world is headed toward something more like a dream -- a collection of superindustrial states in which hardly anybody has to work. * * * THE CHALLENGE for Americans and most of the world will be "the graceful acceptance of affluence," he says. compared with 4.1 bil- ··A Gross World Product of ?300 trillion, compared with 5.5 trillion today. ··Per-capita income of $20,000 a year, compared with $1,300 currently. "Americans are going to be enormously wealthy so they must learn how to spend their wealth without becoming satiated, disappointed or fashionably anti-materialistic, "the author savs. Marmet Ceremony A ceremony marking the restoration of Morris Cemetery at Marmet is scheduled forAug.l. In addition to restoration and beautification of the cemetery, a monument to Leonard Morris, first settler of the communic- ty and a Revolutionary War soldier, is to be erected.Marmet Womens Club is sponsoring the event. Kahn notes that many members of the upper classes of the industrial world who are taking a stand against economic growth are already "fashionably anti-materialistic: "(They) already have a high standard of living and do not see any real future gain for themselves if others improve their economic standards -- although they may not recognize these as their true feelings." This suggestion that pessimists may have base motives, along with the book's compelling arguments in favor of full- steam-ahead technology and economic growth, seem bound to make the book controversial. At the least it will place charts, graphs and the research of mathematician and physicist Kahn in the hands of businessmen who -- until the recent recession -had been hard pressed to defend unchecked economic growth to anyone but shareholders. It will also offer some counterweight to the four-year-old Club of Rome study that predicted disasterous shortages of materials. energy and food over the next 100 years unless the world scales back its economic progress. * * * KAHN STATES flatly that the "neo- Malthusians" (after 19th century econo-- mist T. R. Malthus who noted thaUpopula- tion tends to increase faster than the means to support it) are wrong. If the world is undone by pollution, starvation, pestilence and war, it will be through the bungling of men, not the forces of nature, Kahn says. Pessimists look too closely at the present to see the future, Kahn argues. For the past 200 years, the developed nations of the world have been exploding with economic growth that has carried them from agricultural to industrial to service societies. During the next 200 years, continued economic growth and technology will carry the developed nations into even more affluent post-industrial societies, where work will be done for its own sake, Kahn predicts. * * * THE LOT of mankind, even in the undeveloped Third World, is improving and will continue to do so, despite occasional setbacks. As GWP (Gross World Product) increases, nations will be comfortably able to pay more for energy, expanded food supplies and pollution control. In patterns already discernible among the industrial countries, undeveloped agricultural nations will gradually bring their populations under control as per capital income increases. The undeveloped nations will not improve their fortunes through exploitation of their natural resources, outside economic aid or birth control programs, but rather through institutional change within the countries and training and investment from wealthier nations, Kahn says. It's not ture that the rich get richer and the poor get poorer, he says, but rather, "Both the rich and the poor tend to get richer almost everywhere." * * * KAHN OFFERS the following scenario for the year 2176: »-An affluent world population stabilized Bicentennial Fall Events Are Planned Fall Bicentennial events throughout the state include: ··Sept. 3-4, Old Time Festival, Berkeley Springs, South Morgan Fire Co., 4-10 p.m. ··Sept. 4, Eleanor, Putnam County, festival. ··Sept. 11, Heritage Festival, Pleasant View, Rt. 3, Hedgesville, 2-8 p.m. ··Sept. 16, West Virginia Oil and Gas Festival, Sistersville, lOa.m.-llp.m. ··Sept. 17-19, Operation Hawk County, Hanging Rock near Waitville. ··Sept. 18, Country Music Show, Berke: ley Springs High School, 7 p.m. ··Sept. 19, Calvary United Methodist Church Homecoming Great Cacapon. · »-Sept. 26, the Literature of Black Poets and Playwrights, First Baptist Church, . Charleston. ; -Oct. 16-17, Apple Butter Festival, Berkeley Springs. ··Oct.28, "Spirit of Americanism '76" Bicentennial Bazaar, Cross Roads Community Building, Fairmont, 10a.m.-8p.m. * *Nov. 24, Thanksgiving Eve service, Shepherdstown. ' 3 BIG DAYS MONDAY 'TIL 8:55 TUES.-WED. 'TIL 4:55 DOOR BUSTER! Polyester Fabric Save 50% on this selected group of 100% polyester doubleknit fabric. Solids and fancies. 58/60" wide. Reg. $ I 2Yd. I Yd. DOOR BUSTER! Braided Rugs The braided "Rag Rug" in multi-colors. Reversible. Completely washable. 1 9" x 33" size. Reg. 1.25 76 DOOR BUSTER! Nylon Pantyhose One size sheer stretch pantyhose in Cinnamon Tahiti and Pecan. 100% nylon. Reinforced toe. Reg. s 1Pr. TWO FOR $ 1 I UNIFORMS Our entire stock of Clinic and White Swan uniforms are reduced for three days only. Misses and Half Sizes. Regular $9 to S18 Entire Stock 15% Off Regular Prices! PANTYHOSE Sheer 100% nylon pantyhose ^..with reinforced panty and ^/'" - · toe. Smooth fit. 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