Wednesday, February 4, 2009

First Law of Lithium Politics?

Tom Friedman says that higher oil prices equals less democracy. So we should go to electric cars, right? Well, electric cars need lithium for their batteries, and guess where half the lithium on earth can be found?

That's right: Bolivia. That noted bastion of democracy and stability.

When one of the indigenous leaders there says, "we can become the Saudi Arabia of lithium," all I can say is, uh oh...

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