I don't believe this to be false, but if you could link to the statistics in question?
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Africa is forced to sell its resources at below market prices.
That is a good point.
Most simply, they become cut-throat international capitalists
But capitalist countries are the most advanced. More middle class citizens.
So if your theory were to make a modicum of sense, these cut-throat capitalists in Africa would be aspiring for the moon, by developing new goods and services, to be sold to a large consumer base. But that is not what we see. Rather, they demonstrate the opposite, i.e. lack of interest in advancing the system.
Speaking of capitalism and advancement, Russia was a 3rd world rat hole, until it switched to capitalism. China's hybrid of capitalism and communism is paying dividends. Nothing like that happened under pure state controlled China. So, give credit where due. The best of human endeavor comes out of Capitalism.
What a third-world country actually needs instead is large public investment in infrastructure, developmental welfare
Public investment in infrastructure - strong yes.
welfare state - strong no.
And China is always there to help.
China is amazing. Thumbs up.
As it turns out though, most of what China produces are reverse-engineered American inventions. So thumbs up for capitalism as well.
China is all over Africa already. I don't know how much good they're doing, other than advancing their own interest of drumming up contracts for China.
So we have all been basically letting the African ruling classes choose how to invest the money that we are giving to them, and many of them have basically just spent it on themselves and lived the international capitalist dream, while their own working class citizens roll around in the dirt.
You really have it in for capitalism. But you have no qualms about utilizing things that capitalism make possible, such as the Internet. Are you a hypocrite?
Capitalism, communism, it doesn't matter.
People are slaves to the state under communism,
People are slaves to corporations under capitalism.
The only difference is that under capitalism, you have the opportunity to move up in status. No such thing under communism.
Any GDP growth they have is canceled by huge population growth.
India is exploding in population growth. Do you predict the same doom and gloom for India?
A liberal is someone who feels a great debt to his fellow man, a debt he proposes to pay off with your money.
A corporation’s primary goal is to make money. Government’s primary role is to take a big chunk of that money and give it to others.