Nonetheless, it showed the possibility of computer simulation of global
phenomena for policy analysis, and it was very timely when the OPEC countries
raised the crude oil price several folds and started the oil and economic
crises around the world -- a journal reported that Yamani, Oil Minster of
Saudi Arabia and who studied at the School of Business Administration at
Harvard University, read the book and urged the OPEC countries to raise
the crude oil price. If true, the small book of the "Limit to Growth"
changed the entire world economy, though people suffered as its consequences,
e.g., as lining up at gas stations, etc.