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How do twenty-first century problems stack up when viewed through a historical lens? Nick Henderson considers whether 200 years of context can change our perceptions.

Globalisation


By Collin Li
My opinion is that globalisation is essential¬†for dealing with poverty. While programs like World Vision’s Area Development Program may be helpful, I would argue they are only a small part of the effort in relieving poverty, because while the motive may seem more pure, it may be a smaller pool of energy to draw from. I would argue that the profit motive, provided by globalisation, has a far greater and wider appeal, as I believe people are inherently interested in their own well-being than others’.

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