Causes of Global Economic Inequality and Theories Explained

This video explores the causes of global economic inequality and different theories, including World-Systems Theory and Dependency Theory. It highlights the importance of inclusive institutions and factors contributing to poverty in poor countries.

00:00:02 This video discusses the causes of global economic inequality and the challenges of measuring it. It also explores different theories, including modernization theory and dependency theory.

⭐ Global economic inequality is a complex issue.

📈 While there has been some global economic convergence, inequality within societies is often increasing.

🌍 During the Cold War, two theories emerged to explain global development: modernization theory and dependency theory.

00:02:11 The video discusses the World-Systems Theory and Dependency Theory, which explain how poorer economies are exploited by richer countries. It explores the flow of resources and capital from the periphery to the core in the capitalist system.

🌍 World-Systems Theory and Dependency Theory analyze global inequality and the exploitation of poorer economies by richer countries.

💼 Structuralism argues that capitalist structures hinder the development of poorer economies and multinational corporations benefit from reforms.

💰 Dependency Theory claims that resources flow from poor countries to wealthy Western countries in the capitalist system.

00:04:18 World-Systems Theory and Dependency Theory explain global inequality, focusing on the world system instead of individual states. It argues that the capitalist system leads to exploitation and poverty. Despite its popularity among Marxists, both theories have declined due to the failures of communism.

🌍 World Systems Theory and Dependency Theory analyze global inequality from a holistic perspective, focusing on the world capitalist system.

⚖️ Both theories argue that the capitalist system creates inequality and poverty, with core countries exploiting workers in both core and periphery countries.

📉📈 While these theories have lost popularity, World Systems Theory is still favored by Marxists, and the failure of communism in various applications has highlighted the economic growth of capitalism in lifting people out of poverty.

00:06:25 This video discusses the relationship between world-systems theory, dependency theory, and global inequality, highlighting the importance of inclusive political and economic institutions for success and innovation.

🌍 The world is slowly improving despite its problems, suggesting that the issue may lie in how individuals interact with the capitalist system.

🗽 Inclusive political institutions determine the success or failure of nations, encouraging innovation and economic growth.

💰 Wealth creation through business innovation benefits society as a whole, while monopolistic activity leads to poverty and inequality.

00:08:33 The video discusses World-Systems Theory, Dependency Theory, and global inequality. It highlights the factors that contribute to poverty in poor countries, including civil war, bad governance, natural resource dependence, and exclusion from the capitalist model. It also mentions the takeover of the Mexican steroid industry by transnational pharmaceutical corporations in the 1950s.

🌍 World-Systems Theory, Dependency Theory, and Global Inequality

💰 Wealth concentration in the hands of the few

⚙️ Factors affecting the growth of poor countries

00:10:42 The video discusses world-systems theory, dependency theory, and global inequality. It explores the exploitation of resources and transfer pricing by corporations. It also highlights the importance of checks and balances in government and the role of radio in promoting transparency.

🌍 World-Systems Theory and Dependency Theory explain global inequality.

💼 Transfer pricing allows corporations to exploit and profit from resources in developing countries.

🏛️ Checks and balances within governments are crucial in combating corruption and promoting fairness.

00:12:48 Understanding global inequality and the impact of neoliberalism. Practical solutions are found in studying those solving issues, not speculating on free trade. Follow for more.

World-Systems Theory and Dependency Theory offer insights into global inequality.

Budget transparency from the bottom can help ensure funding reaches its intended destination.

Practical solutions to global inequality are more likely to come from those solving the issues.

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