YOU DON'T NEED TO EMULATE MODERN WESTERN SOCIETY TO HAVE A WORTHWHILE STANDARD OF LIVING!ray245 wrote: ↑2020-05-19 05:56pmThere are over 160 countries in the world that are considered to be developing countries. 13 of them managed to move on to developed economies since WW2. 9 countries have reached the Newly industrialised country status. ( Aka the level China is at today)
Those are not good odds for most developing countries.
Was the United States of the 1910s some impoverished hellhole worse than a current 3rd world nation? No, let alone the 50s or 60s which should be easily obtained almost by accident today. Unabashed greed by both the developing world and the developed world is the root cause of their issues, but at any time the victim should have been able to see how they were being exploited and made a choice to work towards self-sufficiency at an obtainable level of technology.
This is the point you are missing. We don't have the resources for every nation on the planet to industrialized on the back of cheap hydrocarbon fuel sources. That's a hard fact and the sooner we all realize that not everybody is going to get to live like the developed world has the better we'll all be.