To many it may seem obvious that Christianity would focus strongly on social justice, poverty, and human rights. And to those many, Christianity’s stance on these issues may also seem self-evident. But the Church’s response to the pressing problems of the past two centuries have been varied and steeped in controversy.
Was Africa’s first ever World Cup an enormously expensive mistake?
Before 1914, the ‘north’ was the region of high growth, based on the prosperity of the export-oriented industries created by the industrial revolution. Unemployment was primarily a problem of the south, with its stagnant agricultural sector, and of London.
The provision of schooling, and improvements in literacy, show that colonial rule in Africa had a large impact on Human Capital, but whether this is a ‘positive’ effect is subject to interpretation.
“Latin America has much richer resources. You’d expect it to be far more advanced than East Asia, but it had the disadvantage of being under imperialist wings.”
“As China’s people become more mobile, prosperous and aware of alternative ways of life, they will seek greater say in the decisions that affect their lives.”