Monoculture: As a result of the colonial legacy, many countries remain dependent on one or two exports of raw materials (particularly tropical foods such as sugar, tea, and bananas). What are the obstacles that prevent national economies from becoming more diversified?
- “The End of Poverty” is about the roots of global poverty. Hunger and deprivation are not portrayed as problems that can be solved with technology, foreign aid, or development planning. Instead, this film reveals the ways poverty arises from neocolonial policies that lock poor countries into a state of dependency. Foreign aid and economic development have been frauds, costing millions of people their lives. By tracing the global history that has led up to the current situation, “The End of Poverty” dispels a number of myths. It then offers a new framework with which we might begin to address the true causes of poverty.
The movie www.theendofpoverty.com