The American Empire in a Changing World


Tuesday, November 13, 2012

''London miners: the gold-diggers of Mayfair''

From London Evening Standard

''London has been the centre of the global mining trade for centuries, thanks to Britain’s colonial heritage. An engineer with a scheme would raise money from wealthy backers who liked a punt. He’d rock up at some faraway land with a big drill and a promise of riches for the locals. Then he’d depart with whatever he found, sometimes leaving devastation in his wake.''

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