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If I ruled the world

We need to find out how to put our cars up into the air

By Desmond Morris   October 2013

“When I was born there were two billion people alive on earth… there are now five billion more people looking for a parking space.” (© Clara Molden)

I was once asked, in an American questionnaire, what I would do if I were the President of the United States for a day. I wrote that “I would spend the day in bed.” The reason I mention this is because behind my comment was a serious thought—namely that, had I been President for a day, and issued all kinds of commands, I…

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