Thursday, January 7, 2010

Big D Development

I didn’t have space to say this in the last post, but since taking my Global Poverty class, I’ve really disliked the label of “developing” countries.

It suggests that there is a linear scale of development with a clear end, and these countries haven’t reached it yet. The goal being “developed” Western countries, of course.

Why does the pathway have to be a skyscraper? Can’t it be a tree, with multiple branching routes to success?

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