The difficult path of globalization quote of the day

From The New York Times’ fascinating look at Bolivia’s drive to become the “Saudi Arabia of lithium” (who knew?):

Over a meal of llama stew and a Pepsi, Marcelo Castro, 48, the manager overseeing the project, explained that along with processing lithium, the plant had another objective.

“Of course, lithium is the mineral that will lead us to the post-petroleum era,” Mr. Castro said. “But in order to go down that road, we must raise the revolutionary consciousness of our people, starting on the floor of this very factory.”

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