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The extreme poverty of the developed word

  1. 1. The extreme poverty of the“Developed World”
  2. 2. 10 indicators ofextreme poverty,a caricature of reality, but caricatures can be veryinformative –and provocative! http://www.toonpool.com/user/4321/files/ronald_reagan_489835.jpg
  3. 3. SegregationHigh levels of migration create a huge potential culturalrichness, but this is usually lost by segregation andexclusion http://www.businessinsider.com/maps-racial-segregation-america-2011-12?op=1
  4. 4. Individualism“We tend to see ourselves as self-determining, self-conscious agents in all that we decide and do, and wecling to that image” - Firmin DeBrabander http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/08/18/deluded-individualism/
  5. 5. Lifeless CitiesMost “developed” cities are lifeless, designed for cars,they lack liveliness and spontaneity. Live is prefabricatedand formulaic. http://library.duke.edu/exhibits/pivotal-books/images/death-and-life-of-cities.jpg
  6. 6. Dominant WorldviewDominant values are transferred through mainstreammass media, movies, music, art. Simplistic stereotypesare fabricated about alternative cultures. http://www.cracked.com/article_15989_hollywoods-6-favorite-offensive-stereotypes.html
  7. 7. Depression and Addictions"The rates of depression have been going up over the lastseveral decades, in most industrialized nations“ Dr. RichardFriedman -Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Cornell University http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-3445_162-57399521/examining-the-broad-reach-of-depression/
  8. 8. Increasing DisparitiesEconomic disparity, environmental impact and socialanomalies http://www.happyplanetindex.org/data/ http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/SI.POV.GINI/countries?display=map http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2011/02/income-inequality-in-america-chart-graph
  9. 9. Criminal Minds“More than 30,000 people are killed in the US byfirearms (…) Over 38,000 people in the US die by suicideevery year” http://www.afsp.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.viewpage&page_id=050fea9f-b064-4092-b1135c3a70de1fda http://www.dallasnews.com/incoming/20130201-webgunstats1.png.ece/BINARY/w620x413/webgunstats1.png http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2012/07/mass-shootings-map
  10. 10. Materialism & Technology Dependency“Since 1985 Americans have become more socially isolated, thesize of their discussion networks has declined, and the diversityof those people with whom they discuss important matters hasdecreased” http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/29/cell-phone-addiction-instant-messaging-impulsivity-_n_2213086.html http://www.pewinternet.org/Reports/2009/18--Social-Isolation-and-New-Technology.aspx
  11. 11. The cost to the rest of usWhat Developing Countries get: resources depleted, importedpollution, projectiles aimed, educated elite migrate, cultureslost, youth indoctrinated... http://www.greenpeace.org/international/en/campaigns/toxics/electronics/the-e-waste-problem/where-does-e-waste-end- up/?accept=2180111e260fe54108b4f7cd0b188f4d
  12. 12. Global IsolationImposition leads to isolation, ridicule, and ultimatelyhatred and polarization from people around the world. http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/_/57669963/Team+America+World+Police.png
  13. 13. Obviously these problemsarent (all) exclusive to the Developed World Each of these indicatorscontains the seeds of great solutions
  14. 14. Blog “First World Problems”http://first-world-problems.com/

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