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The Depopulation of Greenland

Will the last one to leave turn out the Northern lights?

May 17, 2010, Vol. 15, No. 33 • By JONATHAN V. LAST
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Greenland has a growing economy and the prospect of political independence. It also faces a real chance that its people will bolt for the exits in such numbers as to make the prosperity meaningless and full nationhood unworkable. Their experience is a reminder that the effects of globalization can be as unpredictable as they are profound.

Jonathan V. Last is a senior writer at The Weekly Standard.

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