mahbubani - can asians think? aug 1998
q1 to my asian frineds- can you think? if so why have asian societiies lost a thouand years and slipped so far behind teh euroepan societies they were far ahead of at tirn of last milennium?
q2 to western friends,can asians think for themselves? .. we live in an unbalanced world- the flow of ideas reflecting 500 years of western dination of the globe is a one-way street.. most westerners cannot see that they have arrogated to tehmselves te moral highground from which they lecture the world
FROM THE 10 COMMANDENTS FOR DEVELOPING COUNTRIES IN 1990s, Mahbubani UNDP conference 1990
1 though shalt blame only thyself for thine failure in development ...blaming colonialism, imperialism, and neo-imperialism is a convenient excuse to avoid self-examination
2 though shalt acknowedge that corruption is the single most important cause of failures in development. Develeope dcountres are not free from corruption but with tgeir affluence they can afford to indulge in savings and loans scandals
3 though shalt not subsidise products..nor punish the farmer in favor of city dweller' ..hign prices are only effective signal to increase production..if there are food riots, thiuf=gh shalt resign from office
5 though shalt borrow no more - though shall get foreign investment that pays for itself..build only infrastutucre that is needed and creae no white elephants nor railways that end in deserts
9 though shalt abandon north south summits which encourage hypothetical speechres and token gestures..though shalt remember that countries that have received greatest aid per capita have failed in development
10 though shalt not abandon hope people are the same the world over, what europe achieved yeseterday, te developing world can achieve tomorrow. It can be done
|GOAL 1 - ending poverty begins with ending the lottery- current odds about 1 in 4 - that the next girl born will have next to no chance of a decent livelihood- mostly this results from history's era of colonisation which spiralled over 5 centuries 16th to 20th as a few monetarily large nations (about tenth of peoples) decimated the economies of others; it wasn't really to 1972 that one of 10 most populated ex colonial nations bangladesh started today's benchmark solution to ending rural poverty- born as a new nation bangladesh had next to zero taxes to govern social solutions with but unlike other colonies its 2 most extraordinary economists went the villages to live and learn with the poor- and to see how partnering with foreign assistance bottom-up girl empowered communities could build - the greatest case of Entrepreneurial Revolution since journalist records began in 1968. Consider Bangladesh's grassroots networking involved 25 years of no electricity and no digital development follows by partnering tech companies with experiments since 1996 today economistpoverty benchmarks solutions at brac and bkash and since april 2018 chinese greatest fintech for small enterprise have joined in these partnerships so that sino-s asia is the space to celebrate girl empowerment and every extreme solution to goals 1 to 17 .. those who wish to end poverty in old cities of big nations might start linking ted leonsis 1 2||Economistindia.net welcomes you to the hitchhikers guide to the oceans -with special thanks from girls to health servants like Brilliant, Kim ,Sir Fazle.|
WHY INDIA NEEDS TO LOVE CHINA NOW NOT ENGLISH SPEAKING CHIEFS
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