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A Tesla Model S electric car is displayed during a media preview day at the Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA) in this file photo taken September 10, 2013.
A Tesla Model S electric car is displayed during a media preview day at the Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA) in this file photo taken September 10, 2013.
(KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS)

You say you want a resource revolution? These stocks are ready

The current issue of the McKinsey Quarterly has an intriguing excerpt from the book, Resource Revolution: How to Capture the Biggest Business Opportunity in a Century, by Stefan Heck and Matt Rogers. The investing takeaway is equally intriguing – but only for extreme optimists.

The way Mr. Heck and Mr. Rogers see things, rising global affluence is pushing us to become far more efficient and imaginative in the way we use resources. This is a good thing: Rather than being defined by resource scarcity, they write, “the world economy will be revitalized by an array of business opportunities that will create trillions of dollars in profits.”