Home › Forums › Does the cost of democracy in third world and developing nations out weigh the benefits of democracy? Are the political nodes interested in improving the quality of life of the citizens or more interested in increasing the size of their personal wealth?
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- November 14, 2018 at 3:02 am #262212Ed NKeymaster
- November 29, 2018 at 2:22 am #262460EdeworGuest
In each continent of the world, the citizens are ruled by various forms and shapes of governments. Democracy is one of the most popular style of governing people. But, right before our eyes, the cost of conducting and running democratic election and government is growing at an exponential rate. In fact, democracy benefits and the cost are inversely proportional.
Obviously, that worries a lot of people if the cost of operating democratic dispensation is worth it. Simply, if the money spent on election in a country like Nigeria and America is distributed amongst her citizens…….. their quality of lives will tick up. The politicians have perfected it so well, the citizens are all wired and fired up for the this day light robbery, covertly planned and executed. The only people who really benefit from this exorbitant process is the politicians, their families and their associates. In the third world countries, the benefits are heading towards the southern direction of the cardinal points. In short, democracy is a network of crooks and treasury looters in the third world and developing nations. In a country like Nigeria, the budget for their next election is estimated at 240 billions of Naira ($1 equals #358). The population of the country is estimated at 200 millions but, the minimum wage per month is #18k (eighteen thousand Naira). Evidentially, there is no transportation, food, housing and health care subsidies for the low income, the disabled and the old population. What happens if the monies allotted to democracy is evenly distributed to every citizens? You do the math. I rest my fingers. Your opinion? Welcome to www. Provocativedebate.com.
- December 23, 2018 at 2:29 pm #262592Okpaks nanaGuest
The form of government adopted by any country or continent, is a reflection of the minds of the monarchs or elites of that geographical area. There were numerous form of government practiced before now which are still in operation in different continents before the evolution of Democracy; they are Monarchy, Aristocracy, Military, Theocracy, Oligarchy, Socialism, Communism and so on. Apparently, the recent universal endorsed form of government anywhere in the globe is democracy.
Democracy is a system of government that accommodates the needs and aspirations of the common citizen. For this reason, the system of government has top the chat of the most popular form of government. The process of a democratic system is burdensome, considering the cost of conducting elections and running government.
Sincerely, the cost of democracy in third world and developing countries out weigh its benefits. Evidentially, Countries in Africa, Asia and South America has invested billions of dollars to enthrone democracy with little or nothing to show for it. Politicians in the aforementioned continents often explore the lacuna in democracy at the detriment of the common citizens. This is prevalent in Africa, Nigeria in particular, where politicians cajole the masses to vote for them with loads of promises only to gain power, jettison citizens needs and loot their common patrimony. These venal crowd are only interested in looting their country’s resources for themselves and their fourth generation while living in stupendous luxury. This is a very terrible situation that has kept third world and developing nations in the dark for a long time. How long will this continue?
- December 27, 2018 at 8:36 am #262615EdeworGuest
Human beings are in constant search of government and leaders. Evidentially, these facts are documented in history books and the Holy Bible to mention but a few. Obviously, the leading style of governing people in our time is democracy.
But, there is an impasse. Democracy is over priced in America and the other young democratic nations. Literally, the cost of democracy is humongous compared to its benefits. This is a more serious issue in developing and third world countries. Common observation reveals that rogue leaders kill and maim political opponents and defenceless citizens to grab power or stay in power. Obviously, America and United Nations are addressing this hydra headed impasse at a snail pace. This phenomenon of dominance and stratification is gaining ground while the people’s suffering index is increasing at an exponential rate. Is there any plans to spread the benefits of democracy to the ordinary citizens? Your thoughts? Welcome to http://www.provocativedebate.com.
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