The Hindance to True World Development

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There is so much talk about world development. However, these are some of the factors which are impeding this process:
1. the need for certain locations to remain impoverished so that they can be exploited for cheap labour by large conglomerates
2. developed countries dictating who should rule lesser developed countries in order to suit the developed countries agendas
3. issues like the low level of promotion of solar power which is a great alternative to the use of fossil fuels because of influence from oil producers
It will be difficult to change the situations mentioned above; the oil producers will do their best to keep solar power out the reach of the general populace, because of the negative impact it would have on their profitability, large conglomerates will forever want to maintain cheap labour availability to aid profitability, developed countries will always deem it strategic to influence the affairs in some countries so that they may benefit from it.
These factors seem to suggest an uphill task for true word development, which will not turn around anytime soon.
 
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Those are some amongst many factors surrounding world development. Maybe those are the most important,I don't know, but I sure know they are it. The solar power you talked about is very important.
 

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Developing the world sounds like a very altruistic plan. Although not exactly impossible, as of the moment, it's unattainable. Thomas Moore would call such an idea as "utopian." Anyhow, the reason why developing the world seems like a fool's errand is that you're talking about sovereign states with different degrees of civilization and different histories. You cannot force them to follow the same rules and adhere to the same cultures.
 

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A world development can only be achieved when all the nations would cooperate. With the present world situation, that is a far fetched idea since the vagaries brought about the differences in culture and lately the violence connected to religion are anathema to world peace. And there would only be true development when peace is achieved. Sometimes I think that the world is created (by God) to be divided so that variety will make life more exciting and challenging.
 

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It will be difficult to change the situations mentioned above; the oil producers will do their best to keep solar power out the reach of the general populace.
My dear friend, you should notice what has been going on on the global forum.
The stance (read stubborn stance) that India and China took at the WTO and other such forums has made it impossible for the rich countries to create or mend the rules of the game. All of the African countries have come together too - there was a major summit of all African countries in India a couple of months ago.
Earlier, the World Bank used to dictate who gets the money. Today, BRIC countries are giving out interest free loans. India just extended lines of credit to a bunch of African countries. China has formed the Asian Development Bank. So, financially, there is money available that wasn't earlier.
Also, an alliance of 120+ solar rich countries is forming - it includes Britain, China, India and a whole bunch of other countries. Oil lobby can't buy 120 countries now can it? Tech will be transferred so the these countries can manufacture solar power related materials and equipment in-house- ensuring the last hurdle in creating a solar powered world is broken. As you know even today, solar panels and other equipment has to be imported, that will not happen once tech is transferred to the members of the "Sons of the Sun" alliance of 120+ countries.
Don't worry. The days of economic exploitation will soon be gone.
 

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It is amazing how the developing nations struggle out of poverty and are faced with some form of deadly disease or virus or the sudden global economic crises affecting them. It seems the developing countries will never become developed and the developed countries will always be developed.

Take Africa for example, most African countries are wealthy but it does not reflect based on world powers controlling them. The classification or categorization of countries is dependent on the world powers who control how and when resources should be circulated; they do control world development.
 

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Speaking of world development, anybody seen this?
 

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This appears to be a grand conspiracy. The new world order is unipolar and lopsided. If you critically look at the third world, you realize that in spite of abundant resources, many countries are still on the clutches of dependency.
 

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I don't buy your premise that the impoverished countries have a complete lack of agency regarding their own destinies. This notion that under developed countries are simply that way because the powers that be keep them that way completely ignores the sad reality of the rampant corruption and kleptocracies that some of these regimes exhibit.

Some of these under developed and poor countries are precisely one of the largest oil producers, and oil if all they have. They became largely mono product economies, if solar power were to take off this nations would be left with absolutely nothing. You can't blame the developed world for the way these countries dilapidated all those dollars that entered thanks to the oil trade without investing on any kind of infrastructure or long term development of industries.
 
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