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Rich countries should stop supporting poor countries

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Started: 11/15/2013 Category: Economics
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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aldona45

Pro

Rich countries like UK and USA keep supporting poor countries like Ghana or Eritrea but is it really a good thing to do? Yes it provides some support for the people in those countries but only for the short period of time. However, those people instead of moving toward development of the country and become richer they are become poorer and mostly because they become dependent on getting the support from rich countries for example food and water.
derogatory

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Firstly, the financial aid is not the only means of support. For instance there have been numerous means of aiding developing countries through education and we are essentially helping them to help themselves. This has a long term affect and although it requires money to set up schools it means in the future the aid required will reduced.

Secondly, rich countries are also dependent on exportation of goods from lesser developed countries which is why they fund them. Pretty much the reason why america is in iraq spending billions.

Thirdly, although there may have not been advancements acceptable to people living a bliss life in a developed country I can assure you after Bob Geldof charitable donation all those years ago developing countries are starting develop in both technology and other key aspects.
Debate Round No. 1
aldona45

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derogatory

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Debate Round No. 2
aldona45

Pro

You have a strong point but we do not actually help them to help themselves as we forcing them into being dependant on constant aid from the richer countries.

Countries that receive aid do not improve as much because they do not contribute to their own economy, for example if they start setting up farms and grow crops they could benefits from trading or exporting those good with other countries but instead they are hoping they are hoping that they will receive aid and they do not need to do nothing themselves. Also you mentioned America spending money in Iraq but you forget that Iraq is more developed than Ghana or Eritrea and they produce a lot of crude oil so they would not need aid from rich countries in order to develop.
derogatory

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Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by kapanakismsc2014 3 years ago
kapanakismsc2014
I believe that support for lower income countries should come from private sectors and not out of another countries' pocket. The US is in debt for trillions of dollars and they are still giving money away to low income countries. I think that if the country was not in debt and had money to give away that it would be perfectly fine, but with a growing debt it is very unreasonable to give away money. People have a moral responsibility to help others, but only after they better themselves- for example getting out of debt.
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