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Why Majority of Third World Governments Have Difficulties Raising Adequate Revenue

February 23, 2014   

It is a well known fact that majority of third world governments tend to have difficulties raising adequate revenue to finance their operations.

The first reason as to why majority of third world governments have difficulties raising adequate revenue is because most of the people they govern are poor. Some of these are people who are so poor that you can’t even ask them to do tax filings. Even the seemingly better off people in these countries, including those in the likes of the retail sector, still tend to be poor people by global standards. Collecting taxes from these sorts of people is likely to end up costing more than the amounts of money that are collected at the end of the day.

The second reason as to why majority of third world governments have difficulties raising adequate revenue is because they often lack the structures for proper revenue collection.

The third reason as to why majority of third world governments have difficulties raising adequate revenue is because corruption tend to be endemic in the countries they rule over. Corruption has a direct as well as an indirect impact on revenue collection. These are hindrances to collection of revenues from both the corporations working there and the individuals living there.

Things Hampering Food Security in Third World Countries

February 11, 2014   

Most third world countries are not food secure. Closer analysis reveals that there are several things that are hampering food security in these countries.

Firstly, we have some countries where lack of access to technology is hampering food security. Here, we are not even talking about fancy technology: such as Gmail.com communication technology or other related www.gmail.com access technologies. We are talking about basic technologies: like where tractors are not easy to get in some of these countries, and where in some countries, people are unable to use improved seeds, fertilizers, pesticides and other things that would enhance productivity.

Secondly, we have some countries where poor climatic conditions hamper food security. Climate change has turned out to be very acutely felt in some of these third world countries, where many people are still reliant on subsistence agriculture.

Thirdly, we have some third world countries where poor land tenure systems hamper food security. This is where, for instance, land is continually being fragmented, and where that leads to situations whereby the units available for agricultural use are simply not viable.

Fourthly, we have some third world countries where population growth that is not matched by proper planning has led to poor food security. A huge population is only a blessing if proper planning is done for it.

Why First World Countries Seek to Dominate Third World Countries

February 1, 2014   

A trend has been observed, where first world countries continually seek to dominate third world countries. A question arises as to why they seek to do this: especially seeing that the dominance is often achieved at very high costs (sometimes including human life costs).

Now the first reason as to why first world countries seek to dominate third world countries is because they see the said third world countries as good sources of raw materials for their industries. This is what keeps the levels of industrialization in the third world low, which in turn leads to low levels of development and even scenarios where people living in relatively fertile countries have to rely on food aid.

The second reason as to why first world countries seek to dominate third world countries is because they see the said third world countries as good markets for their finished products.

The third reason as to why first world countries seek to dominate third world countries is because they see the said third world countries as possible hosts for their strategic military installations. Thus, for instance, a first world country, having achieved dominance over a third world country, proceeds to install an anti-missile defense shield, or to station a war ship there. This is important in a world where global influence still depends on military power.