Last week, former US vice president and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Al Gore published perhaps another bestseller entitled, The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change. From the pre-publication announcement, it was not clear what the six drivers might be. While waiting for my pre-publication order to be delivered, I saw his brief interview with the BBC.
In that interview, Mr Gore did not discuss the six drivers either. His major point was that democracy and capitalism had both been hacked. His comments made me think of an event in Thailand which happened at just about the same time _ the arrest of Kamnan Poh, the godfather of Chon Buri, who had been on the run for almost 10 years after being convicted and sentenced to over 30 years for corruption and masterminding the killing of a rival strongman.
Mr Gore's six drivers are:
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