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If there is so much aid in developing countries, why poverty is increasing in these regions and the industrialized world?

I'm doing a question for my project. Not only that poverty is increasing in the developing world for the worse, it is increasing in the industrialized world, especially the United States.


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  • Dec 10 2012: http://bettercitiesnow.com/urban-issues/informal-settlements/shack-2-0

    Informal settlements are a major problem, from the widely available data world population is going up, I kind of would like to see it go down I think since the agricultural boom it's been to high, reasonable contraceptives nothing Khmer Rogue style. A drop in population would screw up the artificial precepts of the world economic system, but I think it's a good thing we can make factories cleaner and robotic with less human labor hours, passive energy collection probably creates less jobs so what? Are citizens have more free time to go back to school, work a thirty hour week like in France, learn a second language and really reach those unreachable markets.
    Also if Brazil is going to lift many people out of poverty or not in the next five years with the World cup and the Olympics, retooling the flavella's, and redistributing the oil wealth. has Hugo Chavez done anything for the Venezuelan people? I see big opportunity for redistributing in South Africa note shack 2.0 at the beginning but a good chance for natural gas and rare earth element work may be a blessing and a curse Avon is doing exceptionally well there. Mozambique has seen some movement on the natural gas front also Chinese investment in infrastructure. Already heard an interview with a gas to liquid plant owner in Mozambique. In Kenya there seems to be something of a tech boom in Nairobi and regular improvements on sanitation. The Democratic Republic of Congo is Producing a tablet
    http://www.engadget.com/2011/09/20/vmk-way-c-tablet-shows-off-its-full-figure-on-sale-for-300-in/?a_dgi=aolshare_facebook and then you have new economies opening up Burma Myanmar is that a different nation, Cambodia.
    In short if we build and design more intelligently and in a sustainable manner, pass the tax rise on the rich we may reduce wealth disparity.
    • Dec 10 2012: Very well put David. The problem with your supposition is that taxes will rise on the rich and we will start to be sustainable. Both of those things seem unlikely. Think about who makes the laws (the rich)? Do you think they are going to tax themselves? Same thing for development. Do you think the developers who give money to the politicos care if things are sustainable or not? I love the ideals you espouse, but unfortunately ideals often don't make it into the mainstream because the poor have to do whatever the rich want in order to survive. Just look what is going on now, the rich are saying if their taxes go up they are going to fire people and move factories overseas where taxes are lower trying to scare everyone.
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        Dec 27 2012: Thank you for this short and insightful comment.

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