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Why Isn't the Whole World Developed?
The American Spectator ^ | 20 June 2006 | Tom Bethell

Posted on 06/20/2006 4:04:31 PM PDT by ChessExpert

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1 posted on 06/20/2006 4:04:34 PM PDT by ChessExpert
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...because the US and other free nations keep giving big time cash to tin pot dictators.


Doogle


2 posted on 06/20/2006 4:07:01 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF...8th TFW...Ubon Thailand...408thMMS..."69"...Night Line Delivery...AMMO!!)
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To: ChessExpert
"Why are they here at all?"

A one word answer that is certain to exceed that average liberal's intellectual capacity to comprehend -- SOCIALISM
3 posted on 06/20/2006 4:07:54 PM PDT by vetsvette (Bring Him Back)
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Foreign aid. The worst ideas since big government


4 posted on 06/20/2006 4:08:09 PM PDT by edcoil (Reality doesn't say much - doesn't need too)
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You know, of course, that the liberal answer to this question is that America "oppresses" the rest of the world to gain our wealth. They assert this without ever explaining their reasoning or providing a single shred of evidence. It's one of the tenants of their faith, and the biggest reason they feel compelled to bring us down.

Reading the rest of the article........
5 posted on 06/20/2006 4:08:45 PM PDT by Jaysun (In order to avoid being called a flirt, she always yielded easily.)
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To: ChessExpert

Swiss Bank Accounts. That's why.


6 posted on 06/20/2006 4:09:24 PM PDT by Solamente (Let all the poisons that lurk in the mud hatch out...)
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To: ChessExpert
What exactly is wrong in Mexico?

Corruption that isn't the exception, it's the norm. One of the presidential candidates is the 3rd richest man in the world. He wants Americans to invest in Mexico so he can make even more money and the peasant class can all come here to send even more money back.
8 posted on 06/20/2006 4:10:59 PM PDT by cripplecreek (I'm trying to think but nothing happens)
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Because mexico is a corrupt filthy sh$thole and nobody wants to live there thats why.


9 posted on 06/20/2006 4:12:03 PM PDT by Buffettfan (VIVA LA MIGRA! - LONG LIVE THE MINUTEMEN!)
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..and Mexicans are in denial. Few will admit Mexico is a corrupt nightmare because of cultural "pride".


10 posted on 06/20/2006 4:15:20 PM PDT by Names Ash Housewares
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"worked along the Mexican border for many years. It always amazed me that Mexicans would use day passes to come across to American towns and go to K-Mart, Wal-Mart, McDonalds, etc. and enjoy the cleanly atmosphere we have and then go back across the border where, within a matter of a few yards sewage is running in the gutters (when they exist), stray dogs and flies are common visitors in restaurant kitchens and people just drop used toilet paper on the floor because the plumbing is done with 1/2 inch pipe - even the waste lines, yet they never seem to question why there is such a marked difference."


Sounds like pure stupidity to me.


11 posted on 06/20/2006 4:15:51 PM PDT by taxed2death (A few billion here, a few trillion there...we're all friends right?)
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..and Mexicans are in denial. Few will admit Mexico is a corrupt nightmare because of cultural "pride".

Yea, that's it, Pride. Even the Tidy Bowl man has pride as he sails his little boat in circles in the toilet.

Machisssssmo!

LOL

Go figure.


12 posted on 06/20/2006 4:17:43 PM PDT by taxed2death (A few billion here, a few trillion there...we're all friends right?)
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Taxco, Mexico is a picturesque town with a pleasant climate. One would think that its residents would consider themselves lucky to live in such a place.

However, on a visit there in 1989, I went away from the tourist areas and walked into a disco where the locals hang out. It was full of young people in their teens and 20's. Most, if not all, of those with whom I talked told me that they were planning to come to the US, because there were simply no jobs in Taxco.

13 posted on 06/20/2006 4:19:15 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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The United States for the most part have control of the criminal element and we are not a theocracy.

Theocracies don't run well in general and places like Mexico suffer their drug lords being in control of the government and country.
Kill lots of drug lords and things will turn for the better IMO.


14 posted on 06/20/2006 4:21:33 PM PDT by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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Another important feature of successful market eccomomic and legal systems is that they have institutionalized policies to deal with failure and liability – for example bankruptcy statutes that remove or limit the obligation to repay debt once it becomes impossible to do so, and shifts a good part of risk to investors and creditors. Otherwise failure (the eventual outcome of virtually all business efforts if one looks at a long enough time span) allows individuals, families and larger economic associations to become burdened with unplayable debts, and raises the risk of economic initiative to the point where it stifles risk-taking and innovation.


15 posted on 06/20/2006 4:23:02 PM PDT by M. Dodge Thomas (More of the same, only with more zeros at the end.)
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To: ChessExpert
as Reagan said:

"Government is not the answer, government is the problem"

In many countries, government only aids and protects the elite class. Hell, we see a bit of this in our country.

16 posted on 06/20/2006 4:26:01 PM PDT by ncountylee (Dead terrorists smell like victory)
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I think what he's saying is that Mexicans are coming not so much for jobs, but for the chance to own something where there is a piece of paper that says they own it, and that because of that piece of paper, they don't have to spend all their time worrying about protecting what they own.

If Mexico were to begin a path to formal, legal property rights, and then enforce it, Mexicans would be perfectly happy to stay in Mexico.

17 posted on 06/20/2006 4:26:53 PM PDT by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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There are said to be 11 million illegals in the country. .... Why are they here at all? Most of them come across the Mexican border.

What's especially perplexing is the fact that we were told that NAFTA was going to result in all the jobs going to Mexico. Whatever happened to that?

We're told these people only come here to work. But if all the jobs are in Mexico that must mean they are here for something other than work.

Could it be the government handouts that are attracting these people?

18 posted on 06/20/2006 4:29:20 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all.)
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Remember the Bell curve in school? Somebody somewhere is at the wrong side of the bell. You can look it up. Those poor slobs anchor down the development dilemma.
19 posted on 06/20/2006 4:37:43 PM PDT by Thebaddog (Labs Rules! Brilliant!)
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If I remember correctly, 60 families own 40% of the economic output of Mexico.

Most 3rd world countries are ruled by oligarchies and one of the head guy's most important functions is to hand out state sanctioned monopolies to his buds.

Mexico could be rich, but it needs more avenues of wealth creation. Until that happens, nothing will change.


20 posted on 06/20/2006 4:39:24 PM PDT by TexanToTheCore (This space for hire...)
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