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This is a fashionable theory, but I'm not convinced yet that this can actually happen - because of resource constraints, because of deeper tensions and problems inside within these countries and, most of all, because in many cases their elites are as much trying to ape and join the global elite as they are trying to steer their countries towards prosperity or greater power.

Yes, that's the point isn't it. The rise of the third world isn't about creating an alternative economic organisation in competition with "Anglo-disease", it's just another limb succumbing to the body's wasting disease.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Mon Feb 18th, 2008 at 01:13:09 PM EST

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