IMPACT: Squeeze on Poor Lands

In the flurry of global concern about the energy crisis, one seriously hurt group of victims has been getting rel atively scant attention: the developing nations. Though these countries use comparatively little fuel, the hopes of their burgeoning populations are pinned firmly to the growth of oil-burning in dustries. The moment that Arab oil pro duction was cut back, their best-laid plans for industrialization began falling apart. Now the Arabs have eased the production cutbacks, but have simultaneously decreed astronomical price boosts that many poor nations of the Third World simply cannot afford.

No nation illustrates the bleak prospects so...

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