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User Info: Gobstoppers12

Gobstoppers12
2 months ago#11
It's a compliment about their bustling economy. It's like saying that people come to America to get rich.
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User Info: lolife67

lolife67
2 months ago#12
benjjjamin posted...
He doesn't mean it in the same way that an imperialist means it. Africa's context is full of people who went there to get rich at its expense. In the capitalist sense, it's not as bad a statement. I mean corporate guys going there to get rich do leave positive things. Things other than looted national resources, lasting generational racism and class warfare, and pseudoslavery.

Still bad because it's capitalizing on cheap labor and government incentives. But not as bad as it sounds like...British colony bad.

What positive things are left behind from capitalists?

User Info: Gobstoppers12

Gobstoppers12
2 months ago#13
lolife67 posted...

What positive things are left behind from capitalists?

Jobs. Money.
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User Info: andel

andel
2 months ago#14
Porunga posted...
benjjjamin posted...
He doesn't mean it in the same way that an imperialist means it. Africa's context is full of people who went there to get rich at its expense. In the capitalist sense, it's not as bad a statement. I mean corporate guys going there to get rich do leave positive things. Things other than looted national resources, lasting generational racism and class warfare, and pseudoslavery.

Still bad because it's capitalizing on cheap labor and government incentives. But not as bad as it sounds like...British colony bad.

You can't possibly be this naive.


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User Info: Bat178

Bat178
2 months ago#15
Because America was SO good for Liberia and Mozambique. Oh wait...
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User Info: Don Machevialli

Don Machevialli
2 months ago#16
Porunga posted...
benjjjamin posted...
He doesn't mean it in the same way that an imperialist means it. Africa's context is full of people who went there to get rich at its expense. In the capitalist sense, it's not as bad a statement. I mean corporate guys going there to get rich do leave positive things. Things other than looted national resources, lasting generational racism and class warfare, and pseudoslavery.

Still bad because it's capitalizing on cheap labor and government incentives. But not as bad as it sounds like...British colony bad.

You can't possibly be this naive.


http://www.bbc.com/news/business-19473793

A senior executive with financial services firm Ernst and Young, who specialises in Ethiopia and East Africa, welcomes foreign investment.

"If you want to create a riot in a conference room of big investors in Africa, bring up this issue called land grab," says Zemedeneh Negatu.

"It has a certain connotation about it, but we need to be careful so that Africa does not squander these investment opportunities."

From his perspective, foreign direct investment in Africa is a big plus, especially when other emerging countries have increased their economies by attracting investment.

"China is actively courting investment," he says, "And Africa also needs to be able to attract it because it is a job creator."

Mr Wainaina would also like to see more investment in the continent.

"I am very much for it in the present climate, where the Mafia-like grip that western establishments had over certain territories and business on the continent is up for grabs again," he says.

"The fact that there are now more players in the marketplace with capital means we can negotiate things to a better strategic advantage," he says.


https://qz.com/488589/chinese-investment-in-africa-is-more-diverse-and-welcomed-than-we-give-it-credit/

Yet in recent African public opinion polls China scored higher in popularity among Africa populations than anywhere else in the world, according to Pew surveys.

Moreover, China’s favorability has been on the rise in the last few years. In 2011 China had a 50% favorability polling in five African countries – Kenya, Nigerian, Ghana, Egypt and South Africa. By 2014 it had reached an average of at least 60% favorability in the same countries, according to a BBC poll.

Undoubtedly, these stellar ratings of China’s public image in Africa are closely linked to the increased trade and investments relationship between China and Africa.


http://www.un.org/africarenewal/magazine/december-2016-march-2017/africa-welcomes-new-trade-initiatives-japanese-investors

African leaders who took part in the Sixth Tokyo International Conference on Africa’s Development (TICAD VI), held last August in Nairobi, Kenya, are eager to test the latest Japanese commitment to investment and development on the continent and how it will improve the quality of life of African citizens.

After the welcoming ceremony, which was full of colour and culture, the leaders, together with business and civil society representatives, quickly began the serious business of fashioning ways to transform Africa’s economies and improve political stability.


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User Info: darkace77450

darkace77450
2 months ago#17
lolife67 posted...
What positive things are left behind from capitalists?


https://www.forbes.com/sites/noahkirsch/2017/08/15/philanthropy-king-bill-gates-gives-away-4-6-billion-unveils-new-campaign-to-combat-malaria/#44ada69a30d3

https://www.forbes.com/sites/briansolomon/2012/11/04/donating-star-wars-billions-will-make-george-lucas-one-of-the-biggest-givers-ever/#762bf1822adb

http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/paul-allen-to-donate-the-bulk-of-his-fortune/

I trust your question has been satisfactorily answered.

User Info: YINever

YINever
2 months ago#18
does the left think what africa needs is guilty white countries to prop up socialist regimes in africa that don't export anything elsewhere because that would be imperialism? it's f***ing confusing keeping up with their expanding list of demands on other people
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User Info: Starks

Starks
2 months ago#19
BruceWayneJr posted...
What is "Nambia?"

It's like Zamunda
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User Info: benjjjamin

benjjjamin
2 months ago#20
Please. Spare me your all's feigned and superficial interest in the difference between colonialism and capitalism.

Trump doesn't know enough about africa to exploit it half as badly as it already has been by everyone else.

He means what he said. Venture capitalists taking opportunities. That is not the same level of horror as colonial theft and human rights violation.

I give him a rare pass on this one. In this case he is too ignorant to know what he said, and we know what he innocently meant unless you're just a petty hater looking for suckerpunch windows.

Not a great statement, but not as sinister as it sounds.
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