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Munyah Makoni

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Resource distribution imbalances between nations.

We know that nations have diverse resources to cater for their citizens, so what are the major causes of humanitarian imbalances in nations and communities, looking from the perspective of life quality?

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  • Feb 1 2013: It takes so much courage and discipline to be considerate, tolerant and caring. Greed and selfishness are easy and common; so when people become comfortable and rich, they tend to forget the weak, poor and powerless. They become consumed with prestige and power; and thus holding to resources to maintain such.
    John Stott says "Power is safe only in the hands of those who humble themselves to serve".
    Most nations are not ruled by servant-leaders
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      Feb 1 2013: this is powerful point blank this post exude such wisdom that is needed in our nations.
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    Feb 1 2013: Krisztian Pinter- Resource: An economic or productive factor required to accomplish an activity, or as means to undertake an enterprise and achieve desired outcome. Three most basic resources are land, labor, and capital; other resources include energy, entrepreneurship, information, expertise, management, and time.
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      Feb 1 2013: i assumed you mean natural resources. if you meant capital, then the answer is history. capital needs hundreds of years to build up, and can be destroyed in ten. europe is rich because europe builds up its capital stock for many hundreds of years.
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    Feb 1 2013: resources has nothing to do with life quality. natural resources give us 1% of what we have. the 99% value is added by work, and work is hugely enhanced by capital (machines, tools, etc). capital is closely related to life quality.
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    Feb 1 2013: .
    To know the untrue, unreal or INVALID happiness will help greatly to solve this problem.


    (For INVALID (ineffective) happiness, see the 1st article, points 1-3, 14, at https://skydrive.live.com/?cid=D24D89AE8B1E2E0D&id=D24D89AE8B1E2E0D%21283&sc=documents)
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    Feb 1 2013: Robert Winner you are on track i can pull out corruption in the distribution of resources as one of the causes of humanitarian imbalances in our nations and communities.
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      Feb 2 2013: I have not read your Constitution, examined your leadership, or reviewed your contracts for mining your resources, however, I can evaluate the corruption that has occured and will continue until the resources are exhausted. If humanitarian concerns were addressed then the comnpanies wishing to do business would be required to hire local labor at all levels, provide medical services, provide formal education and job related training. There are two defined powers at work ... political and military. It would appear that both are equally corrupt. I do foresee greater pain for the citizens as I believe that there will be many coups and deadly political rivalery before any stability is obtained.

      I would warn that with the resources and lack of stability that outside forces will be working to further disrupt your country and the people will suffer yet again. It is the environment that has been created in your country that will lead to infilteration of socialist / communist domination. The playbook for this has existed for years and history has repeated itself over and over. There is a real danger in being christian in this environment. Take care my friend.

      I can say that Mugabe is viewed as a repressive authoritarian responsible for human rights abuses and severe economic decline. He has held office since Zimbabwe's internationally recognised independence in 1980. The removal of Mugabe is the first step in recovery.

      I wish you well. Bob.
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    Jan 31 2013: Munyah, Funny you should appear with this question just after I read todays news flashes and Zimbabwe taking the lead. First the facts: Mineral exports, gold, agriculture, and tourism are the main foreign currency earners of Zimbabwe. The mining sector remains very lucrative, with some of the world's largest platinum reserves being mined by Anglo American plc and Impala Platinum. The Marange diamond fields, discovered in 2006, are considered the biggest diamond find in over a century. That is the good news ... Inflation rose from an annual rate of 32% in 1998, to an official estimated high of 11,200,000% in August 2008 according to the country's Central Statistical Office. As of November 2008, unofficial figures put Zimbabwe's annual inflation rate at 516 quintillion percent, with prices doubling every 1.3 days. 1 in 12 have HIV ... and corruption is rampant.

    In short the quality of life in Zimbabwe, a country with great potential, sucks.

    May I take it that you are posing this question in regards to your home country? If that is so I will answer in that direction ... if I have misread the question please explain and I will redirect.

    Bob.