…ly want to help people you need to figure out how to teach them to fish and not hand them the fish. Why are a lot of people not able to take advantage of all the knowledge and wealth the internet created and is capable of creating?
The biggest reason life expectancy is going down is because of unhealthy habits. Healthy habits triumph and have more impact than healthcare for the big majority of people. Obesity, smoking, alchool consumption, other drugs and sedentarism are all up.
…y will fail if they do not have strong institutions that can provide public services to the people. Since people devise institutions they are the ultimate determinant of the success or failure of a state. The creation and maintenance of strong institutions that can uphold the social contract between the state and the citizenry is critical for a state’s survival.
on as reasons f…encumbered by political machinations. The role institutions play in a state’s failure is extensive. Of the ten issues listed by Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson as reasons for state failure, six are directly tied to weak institutions that are unable to effectively provide public services: lack of property rights; no law and order; a weak central government; political exploitations; forced labor; and bad public services. Moreover, the remaining four — a tilted playing field, big men get greedy, elites block new technology, and fighting over the spoils — are the result of people exploiting functioning institutions.
… that the institutions, and the people that run them, are responsible for the failure of the state. The only common thread amongst the countries is the presence of weak, non-existent or, non-accessible institutions. This is confirmed by Marie L. Besancon’s study on relative resources, which illustrates the positi…