: $$$$$$$$$$$$Contribute? Or sell? There's a difference. The question is what do those countries do with the money that industrialized countries buy their raw material/finished products with?
SDF: They pay the interest on their IMF/ World Bank loans, of course.
: $$$$$$$$$$Maybe practical for the tax-payers who would be forced into paying for the incresed education for people who are not interested in that sort of life by a government organ, the IRS, well known for it's aristocratic approach in dealing with taxpayers.
SDF: Frenchy, too blind to see socialism, would rather remain stupid than take advantage of free education leading to a better job. Meanwhile, half of each dollar Frenchy sends the IRS goes to a bloated military establishment, while his attention is diverted.
: : SDF: It CAN'T be worse than the current reality...
: The jobs that Nike provides for the cheap labor in the Third World surpasses anything those nations currently have to offer their citizens.
SDF: Bullshit, Frenchy. You just spout lies without the slightest shred of evidence, then when you're questioned about it you glorify your ignorance ("I don't read links"). Vietnam collaborates with Nike to oppress its girls, and people like you endorse it.
: At any rate isn't it better then simply shipping billions of dollars of American tax-payers money to despotships where the citizens will see no benefits?
SDF: You endorse THAT too, under the banner of a "Reaganesque foreign policy".
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: : SDF: And, in the future, the world will become increasingly dependent upon its coal reserves, as oil reserves dry up, no thanks to those who think that coal mining is "increasingly out of date".
: $$$$$$$$$$$Then that's what men will do if it becomes necessary, perhaps using robots to work in the mines.
SDF: Using what energy source?
: Hey...maybe McDonalds can roboticize the hamburger flipper jobs to...ahh, progress.
SDF: And Frenchy will celebrate the consequent loss of jobs.