Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Tuesday, January 25, 2011 - RLG224 - Tuesday, January 25,...

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RLG224 - Tuesday, January 25, 2011 - Milanovich: middle class is disappearing - globalization is largely because of cheap oil (if you transport from China to Toronto at a cheap cost, it makes more sense to produce them in China and ship them here) - we are talking about inequality, and global poverty - as an ethical issue, we can ask: what responsibility do those who are not poor, have to those who are poor, either domestically or globally? They are hard to answer, but they are important to answer - lifeboat ethic: there are rich and poor, some poor are beyond redemption, let them sink! (this strikes the prof as social darwinism run amuck) - what are the reasons for global party and mass inequality between the haves and the have-nots? - reason: most underdeveloped countries were only taken 1/5 of the way through the industrial revolution that made the developed countries rich - they didn’t make it all the way because of colonialism and imperialism - between 1850 -1950, you had massive growth in population, which also took place in developed countries but it was accompanied by a range of developments associated with the industrial revolution Gurder Merdol said that there was nothing you can do about the net effect of the colonial theory is that there is nothing you can do about it, and all you can do is live with it From 1945-1950, the colonial theory was replaces with protest ideology - the way we will change is through the transfer of technology we will bring in the same technologies that have made the rich countries rich neo-colonialism: India: when it became an independent nation, it still remained dependent in the same ways that they were before (economically) - Catholic populations have ignored the Vatican so even countries that are primarily catholic, have declining birthrates - will Islamic countries do the same, and limit the population growth that is mandated by their religion? - what can be done to limit the inequality that comes between developed and less-developed countries?
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