David S. Abraham

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David S. Abraham is a natural resource strategist who previously analyzed risk on Wall Street and at an energy-trading firm, oversaw natural-resources programs at the White House Office of Management and Budget, and ran a water-focused NGO in Africa. He currently serves as senior fellow at the Institute for the Analysis of Global Security. His writing has appeared in The New York Times and The Los Angeles Times.

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The Elements of Power by David S. Abraham
"The rare earth elements and rare metals derived from them are increasingly in all our gadgetry, our jet engines, turbine blades and replacement joints, just as much as in our weaponry and our MRI scanners. Mining, refining, separating, producing,..." Read more of this review »
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“The future of our high-tech goods may lie not in the limitations of our minds, but in our ability to secure the ingredients to to produce them.”
David S. Abraham, The Elements of Power: Gadgets, Guns, and the Struggle for a Sustainable Future in the Rare Metal Age

“For most companies it’s ‘difficult, if not impossible, to trace the minerals’ origins,’ as the computer manufacturer Dell notes. Such lack of transparency is hardly a fail-safe situation when companies often need hundreds or thousands of components or more.”
David S. Abraham, The Elements of Power: Gadgets, Guns, and the Struggle for a Sustainable Future in the Rare Metal Age

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