We must bear in mind that the interdependence in which we live through international cooperation is vital for the welfare of the various existing economies, so they can achieve their full potential, which results in a better quality of life for our citizens which is our main goal.
Over the next two decades, there is little doubt, given our history and given global demographic trends, that the U.S. will be called upon or see the need to respond to demographic-induced instability in developing countries.
I would argue that the greatest benefit of technology to this part of the world is not just its ability to solve problems. Rather, technology brings something more, something transcendent: Technology brings empowerment.
Some countries are less developed than others due to the inability to acquire and adapt better technologies to raise productivity. Yet the potential for technological learning is huge and four global trends have begun to unlock it.
Nigeria is a developing country with high rates of poverty, inadequate infrastructure and high levels of child and maternal mortality. It is also beginning to realize its promise, especially by those with a university education
It's time to start separating the real economy from the casino economy. And to make sure that with all the talk in Washington about "jobs," we don't let the platitudes become a substitute for urgently needed policies.
"When [my first novel] was just published, people walked up to me and told me that someone who worked at their house is Haitian," Danticat said. "Now there are a number of people telling me that their doctor is Haitian."