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Simcountry is an Online Digital World where you are the President of a country.
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The Shiekh (Fearless Blue)

Monday, May 02, 2005 - 10:18 pm Click here to edit this post
The western world has not "worked" to get in the position it is now. It has achieved this through oppression, be it through colonisation and exporting the wealth to the mother/fatherland, by utilising slave labour, through outright theft and plunder, through trade sanctions and warring with rivals to maintain supremacy, and through oppression of the environment. Many people in poor countries "work" much harder than people in the west, I believe work has little to do with it.

Research, education and transport were in existence long before the invention of cars and computers, their removal would merely slow progress not prevent it.

Giving computers to the third world is of limited value, computers are useless without software that supports the local languages and alphabets, and without a population literate enough to use them.

Apart from oppression it has been education that has allowed countries to industrialise and "work smarter" so as to increase their standards of living. Unfortunately many of the "working smarter" improvements entail practices that have now been found to be unsustainable (soil degradation, collapse of fisheries, salination, pollution, climate change, the list is huge). Progress has been made at the expense of oppressing the environment, this can not continue indefinitely.

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