Why is life in some countries great while in others it’s crappy? Take Russia. Streets are covered in shit, roads are non-existent, domestic violence is through the roof, corruption is ridiculous, women are being raped and killed all over the place, and a quarter of all households doesn’t have access to indoor toilets. Why is it so bad?
And please don’t think I’m picking on Russia. Take any other example. Haiti, Uruguay, Belarus, Azeibarjan, Eritrea, whatever. There are obvious differences of degree but shit piled up in the streets, corruption, violence and horrific treatment of women are all the same. The reason why I used Russia is to avoid the inane and lazy first-grader response that it’s all colonialism or racism that’s causing this.
What is it, though? I’m sure everybody has their answer but I’m curious what it is.