OT: International "Development" aint what it was

An interesting article pointing out that the pattern of development that began when 18th C England started moving peasants from rapidly “modernizing” agriculture into textile workshops and then factories is now dying due to shifts in tech and world trade. African nations and others struggling


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Thing is, many poor countries are also ones with a poor human rights record. The wealth Nigeria realizes from oil doesn’t make it’s way very far down the social structure.

There is always the option of making a small country a haven for ill gotten gains, trading depositor secrecy for a skim. But, if everyone did it, there would not be any profit in it anymore. …somewhere along the line, I read that the USian financial industry is relatively, a haven for corruption, compared to the EU. Don’t know if that is true.


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Well, that was a depressing read.

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