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Nice video. There is indeed healthy progress, and most countries benefit from it.

But is the Third World necessarily improving specifically thanks to globalization? Is aggressive free market globalization necessarry for healthy progress? Aren't priorities of each contry more important?

Comparison of child mortality rates Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, South Korea against, respectively, Turkey, Russia, Pakistan, South Africa, Poland rather shows that the world can be better off without misguided "advancement". Obsession with GDP growth is actually impending essential improvements.

I will continue in this thread.

by das monde on Mon Mar 5th, 2007 at 09:36:47 PM EST
Yes, I don't think you can give the credit only to globalization and economics.  Actually factors like more peace, more social stability, must be important.  Though I imagine rising incomes in these countries is an important part as well.
by wchurchill on Mon Mar 5th, 2007 at 09:48:21 PM EST
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