Developing countries tend to be led by people educated in the developed countries. One thing I admire from taiwan is that they have people who actually adapte dthat knowledge to te conditions here, and are able to epxort that knowledge to developing countrie snad tailor it to their needs.
However, in most 3rd world places we have these elites that are totally out of touch with the conditions on the ground. That is why we get Transportation ministers suggesting teh best way to avoid traffic jams is to increase the speed limits…forgetting we have no roads, no traffic lights, our bridges are Bailey’s left by the US core of engineers way back when… you get the picture. Not to mention the constant pillaging.
I mean, in both developing and developed countries you ahve this feature, whether it si public or private funds, or invetsments or the stock market: the more you lose, the more you make. the Producers applied to Economics. In US, you had the mortage debacle. Lemme give you a personal example from the ol country:
My relative was a top gun at the Supreme Court, Labor tribunal. There was an Asian country that tried to set up a factory to ensemble electronics. As it was, one of their executives was kidnapped by idiots, and more stupid cops botched the rescue. Long story short, they left the country and somehow, the sale of assets and lo and behold, my relative became a millionaire, don’t ask me how. He and his cronies relaized the mine they had just found, and ever since then, made their best to coax “investors” -pidgeons- into the country, let them float a bit, punch their air and then reap the riches like pirates.
And you ask why we still use ol machinery. I told you too we have alwas stipulating we cannot develop our own machinerey, we can only buy US Caterpillar or something. US then becomes the Big Bad. Blame it on them. Surely it doesn’t help when the US government intervenes and messes stuff up. Example: US companies send defenctive machinery that kills people, or contaminated medicines that kill people. Sometimes our people do go out and buy the bad stuff so poor people die but most often they buy a bundle and most of it is bad. When you are a poor country, you have no barganing power, so you but bundles. You want A, but they won’t sell it to you unless you also get C and H, whether you need them or not. Anyways, that is how US comapanies mainly get the trash stuff into Latin America. Trash we pay for. Anyways, then US intervenes the wrong way, whether it is making the government sign agreements that forfeit our right to complain/sue properly at an international level. Or when people want to change things to overcome complicit governments, they just sent troops/arms over and wipe any insurgency. Hence, not a lot of love there.
Asd to technology, just think about the benefits of high tech with even lower learning curve and higher exponential win win at shorter term. We are talking the huge impulse from smartphones in Africa, for instance. Solar panels in Central America. High tech is badly needed to solve issues. We can skip the pollution and the dirty steps from economic development in other now developed nations. As a matter of fact, if we could go straight into acircular economy, as we did from landlines and faxes into smartphobes, that would be awesome. But depends as said whether that will be allowed by elites that are either numb or dumb or simply greedy.
It is easy to call our peoples guilty because they do not step up and rebel and overthow the elites. But there have been so many attemps, it always ends up in a bloodbath… Takes a while to take arms and even then, the problem is what comes after.