(20-11-2012 07:03 PM)earmuffs Wrote: What Logica said.
Western countries have been better off even before globalization.
abuse of third world resources is only a recent thing and even then it's the reason why some countries are growing rapidly now.
Brazil is a great example. It exports minerals (iron? I can't remember) and stuff to western countries or other third world countries (that then make shit and sell to western countries) and it's fueling Brazils economy, which in turn improves living conditions for its citizens.
China is improving today because of free markets. It is able to sell it's goods over seas to places like the US.
Same with South Korea, it exports large amounts of consumer goods and the economy and hence way of life is greatly increasing.
South Korea's economy is now 30times!! the size of North Korea's. If North Korea and South Korea were to unify it would be like Japan unifying with China, it would a country to really watch (not that South Korea isn't already a country to watch).
BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, China) would not be the emerging powers today without free markets.
Exploitation of countries for resources is NEW? WHAT THE FUCK DID YOU JUST TYPE?
Type that again so I can clearly read that bit about you spouting some serious dumb shit.
Is China a Capitalist government or communist government? you guys can't decide, it's successes you guys attribute to capitalism and it's downsides you guys attribute to communism, that is a rather handy inconsistent bullshit argument I must say.