Some aspects that come into play are oppression of women, illiteracy and governmental corruption (547). The problem is incredibly hard to solve because of the simple fact that the world is not one globally connected country, but many different countries linked together by borders, but separate on terms of economic and social structure. For instance, the GDP (Gross Domestic Product) in the U.S. in 2012 was around 15.6 trillion dollars compared to the Marshall Islands at 187 million dollars (548). That is a large gap. Many of the richer countries across the world do allocate money to alleviate poverty in poorer countries.
Over the last 50 years, the world has struggled to maintain an economic balance and stability, while flourishing countries try to maintain a steady income to support its people and relations with other countries. Therefore, when a country like Africa fails to maintain a stable government and economy, super powers such as America decide to intervene with its relations. Africa has great potential to become another pillar of the world’s economic structure with its mass amounts of uncultivated land. Unfortunately, corruption and irresponsible governments hinder that progress. Foreign aid, while helpful, should be limited to a yearly amount because it allows the government to brush of responsibility and gives room for corruption; it creates a media bias, and doesn’t solve the foundational issues.
Foreign aid while helpful should be limited to a yearly amount because it allows the government to repudiate responsibility and gives room for corruption; it creates a media bias, and doesn’t solve the foundational issues. Even though a majority of Africa is either run by a democratic type of government or by dictatorship foreign aid should still be limited due to repudiation of responsibilities and permits corruption. “Africa's economic troubles are also, in large measure, self- inflicted. Since independence, politics have helped to stunt productivity. Africa's new leaders had as their models the centralized and coercive colonial states, whose raison d'etre was to raise revenue through the extraction of labor and produce.”(Whitaker) Many African government officials do not have a sense of obligation to the lands that they are supposed to be caring for.
Many African governments are even further from being able to finance themselves through use of their own resources, relying heavily on permanent subsidies from external actors to keep themselves afloat. Independence, gained during the Cold War, came during an economic boom (between 1945 and 1973) when prices for commodities were at their highest, and the development community felt very generous (Ellis, 2005). Since decolonization, neopatrimonialism was argued to be necessary for the unification and developme... ... middle of paper ... ...e report also questions the appropriateness of donors pushing recipients to implement policies to address short-term poverty problems and in some sections insinuates that using the aid to tackle the underlying problems that cause and disseminate poverty. There are an excessive number of problems to be seen throughout the report, expressly Killick et al. (2005) highlights the burden put on recipient government officials by the donors.
After 60 years of giving out thousands of billions of dollars to emergent countries, foreign aid must be stopped and be spent on helping America become more prosperous than before. Many people in the world argue that foreign aid is necessary for developing countries and should not be stopped from being given out. Scores of people argue that foreign aid is vital for the survival of the world’s economy. However, American aid has been going to countries that do not contribute to global development and is usually unknown to the charitable donator. When comparing America’s reason for foreign aid to other powerful nations, they do not share America’s views.
For example, foreign aid can be wasted because of corruption, since it is hard to verify how how the government manage expenses. However, wealthy nations should provide foreign aid in order to decrease the number of starving population, but financial aid can be corrupted by the government, so they should give specific supplies to poor countries such as food aid, military aid, and loans. Giving funds, services, and goods from one nation to another, are called foreign aid, help poor countries to survive through calamities. Furthermore, the United States provides most of foreign aids about 180 needy nations such as Middle East and Africa ,that spend about 50 billion dollars annually (2013). Donor nations offer not only financial but also commodities, technical advice, and training.
Do you feel safe in your own country? We have been home to many people who do not deserve or hold the privilege to be in The United States of America. Many people do not realize the effect that immigration puts on our country, from overpopulation, to lowering the number of jobs. The higher people and politicians of The United States of America need to start taking matters into their own hands and protecting American citizens, and Americas beautiful country. 13% of our population is made up from immigrants, this number may seem small but it is an extremely important factor that plays into job opportunities for Americans.
Candidates running for political office positions always feed its citizens lies, and never accomplish the promises they make. This leads cynicism and a lower voter turnout. With less people going to vote, the wealthy and corrupt are taking the office positions and making the nation benefit themselves, rather than its citizens. If America’s own citizens don’t even trust the government, how do they expect... ... middle of paper ... ...but it is also taking away the jobs of many Americans. Not many goods are made in America today; this is affecting the trade with other countries, which affects the economy.
To add to this, the republicans made it worse by the high tarrifs put up to protect America industries. This led to make Europe poorer so still it could not afford the American prices. The effects were felt were all through America. Almost half of the Americans were becoming very desperate. They saw the boom was affecting them for the worse... ... middle of paper ... ... machinery in big supermarkets and shops lead to less demand of farm good.
Also, because of the restricted technology, the government supported hospitals do not have good conditions and enough capacity. People know that the rate of the death in the public hospitals is higher than in the private hospitals so that people may not prefer the public ones. Secondly, as a result of the technology limited by the governments, human rights are not equal between the rich and the poor. That the medication of the foreign countries is better and preferable causes inequality. While rich people can easily travel foreign country for the best medication, poor people have to be treated under the po... ... middle of paper ... ... by the governments, not only the countries’ medical technology and economic conditions but also the countries’ communication developments and impression are affected badly.