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10/20 Inequality on a World Scale I: Development and Underdevelopment I. Development and Underdevelopment: A statistical portrait a. Handout II. A Thought Experiment: “Underdevloping” the typical American family Three “Worlds” After World War II The First World of the advanced capitalist countries (e.g., U.S., Japan, West Germany, Sweden) The Second World of the communist countries (e.g., U.S.S.R., East Germany, Poland, Hungary) The Third World of comparatively poor societies in Latin American ,Africa, Asia o The Third World emerged as the major battle ground over which (and in which) the Cold War, the geopolitical stalemate between the U.S. and U.S.S.R, would be fought The major question that emerged as people began to study the Third World was, at
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Unformatted text preview: base a simple one: Why arent they like us? That is why are poor countries poor ? Transforming an average family in the U.S. into a average family in the underdeveloped world today: In the home: Our home will be noticeably more sparsely appointed (i.e., out with much of the beds, chairs, tables, televisions, telephones, stereos, lamps, clothes in the closet). Examples: (2002) In the worlds poorest 118 societies, there were 82 phone lines for every 1,000 people and 190 televisions for the every 1,000 people. By contrast, in the worlds 24 richest countries, there were 590 lines/ 1,000 people and 756 televisions/ 1,000 people....
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