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problem as a High Tech would believe, or a false problem as a Marxist would argue? Why? Did the film also make you see the issue as “more complicated” than you first thought? How and why? 6. The Muhindis – the young couple at the end of the film – seem to have very American-like values. They both work, he works in the city and uses his money to invest in land, farming and rental houses in Maragoli, she teaches school in Maragoli and tends to their children. As they obtain more, others in the community have less, yet it’s understandable to us why they would want to improve their standard of living for themselves and for their children. Overall, do you find them to be a positive, negative or mixed force in Maragoli? Why? What do you make of them in general?
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7. If you were hired by a non-governmental organization (“NGO”) to work with the people of Maragoli or with a group similar to them with the aim of attempting to improve their standard of living, to what extent would you emphasize trying to reduce their fertility and thereby their population growth? What would be your priorities, given limited resources? Why would you take this approach and how successful do you think you could be? Why? What are the implications of your answers for improving the standard of living in rural regions of less developed countries like Maragoli? 8. In “What’s Your Consumption Factor?”, Diamond states that each American consumes about the same as 32 Kenyans. While we typically look at population growth as a problem among Less Developed Countries such as Kenya because almost all of the world’s population growth is occurring there, the Maragoli and people like them might justifiably claim that we are the population “problem”, not them. How would you respond to that viewpoint? Why?
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