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There is no denying that third world countries are lagging behind considerably in development.
The first reason as to why third world countries lag behind in development is something to do with the fact that most of them have histories of colonialism, slavery and neocolonialism. Through slavery, they lost their best manpower to other countries. Through colonialism, they lost resources. And through neocolonialism, their efforts at ‘self-improvement’ are sabotaged.
The second reason as to why third world countries lag behind in development is something to do with the fact that many of them have bad governance structures. These are the sorts of countries where, for instance, navigating the bureaucracy to register a company is very hard. You just have to read this article about online corporation registration in Florida USA, and compare it with the process of registering a corporation in many of the third world countries, to get an idea as to why such countries lag behind in development.
The third reason as to why third world countries lag behind in development is something to do with the fact that many of them are geographically disadvantaged. Consequently, many of them have no natural resources (like minerals) to rely on, and a good number of them also happen to in places where the climate is very hostile.
It is possible, by checking out just a few things, to tell if you are in a third world country.
The first thing that can tell you if you are in a third world country is infrastructure development.
The second thing that can tell you if you are in a third world country is the appearance (in terms of things like contentedness) of the folks you encounter on the streets.
The third thing that can tell you if you are in a third world country is by checking how well the rule of law is being applied. In a third world country, you will notice that things like traffic rules are not observed. But in a developed country, you get flagged for even the smallest misdemeanor. That is how, for something as simple as parking where you are not supposed to park, you end up having to pay a hefty fine at a portal like www.njmcdirect.com – that being a portal which many people refer to as NJMC Direct. On the other hand, in a third world country, even if you are indeed flagged for the same misdemeanor, what is more likely to happen is that a bribe will be solicited from you, by a corrupt official. The approach in the developed world may seem taciturn: but it is due to that strict approach that we end up with the level of order and development that we see in the developed world.
We often encounter heartrending stories about people taking huge risks, including sailing in unseaworthy vessels, in order to escape from third world (and get into developed countries). A question arises, as to why people do this.
Now the first reason as to why people often seek to flee from third world countries is in the fact that there are fewer opportunities for a decent living in such countries. In a developed country, you can simply get a job by, say, going to a website like 88 Sears. That is, you just visit a site like www.88sears.com, post your application, and you find that in a matter of days, you are being given 88sears login credentials: having landed a job. On the other hand, in a third world country, you often have to do a lot of bootlicking, to get even the lowliest of jobs.
The second reason as to why people often seek to flee from third world countries is in the fact that the value of life in such countries is often low.
The third reason as to why people often seek to flee from third world countries is in the fact that life in such countries is often unpredictable.
The fourth reason as to why people often seek to flee from third world countries is in the fact that governance and the rule of law in such countries is often poor.
Several things can make the cost of living, in any given country, high.
The first thing that can make the cost of living in any given country high is poor economic policies (like, for instance, those that discourage competition).
The second thing that can make the cost of living in any given country high is corruption. Corruption increases the cost of doing business: with the additional cost being passed onto the ordinary citizens at the bottom of the pyramid. You will notice that there some countries that are so corrupt that, for instance, you can’t use conveniences like Citicards credit cards or even undertake the www.citicards.com sign in procedure in them. In fact, in such countries, due to corruption (which hinders the development of the necessary infrastructure for Internet connectivity), you may not even be able to access the www.citicards.com login page.
The third thing that can make the cost of living in any given country high is lack of natural resources. Countries will an abundance of natural resources like oil are able to subsidize stuff for their citizens: making the cost of living bearable.
The fourth thing that can make the cost of living in any given country high is poor climate. Countries with poor climates end up having to import most of their food: raising the cost of living substantially.