The dependency theory is greatly related to the modernization theory. According to the dependency theory, global inequality is the result of wealthy nations exploiting impoverished ones, to cause a cycle of dependence (Griffiths et al., 2016). In turn, this creates a system which benefits affluent markets. The dependency theory would probably support the idea that wealthy countries will one day completely dominate the poor ones. Without great change, dependency theorists would state that the world will be run by a select few and that most countries will heavily depend on them for support.
I believe that substantial changes need to be made to help release the burdens of global inequalities. It is unfortunate that a vast majority of the wealth in the world is in the hands of a select few people who control societies around the world. I do think that there should be a just way to ensure that all people in the world are given basic necessities necessary for survival. No one person should have to suffer for food, shelter, and clean water. However, in modern day society, we are witness to millions who are dying because these human needs are not met. I do think that the dire situation needs to change; however, I do not think it is something that can happen overnight. Rich countries and wealthy individuals need to make sacrifices in order to help those in need. Once groups of people see the importance of their sacrifices, I do think we will be able to make changes in the world to alleviate global inequalities.
Griffiths, H., Keirns, N., Strayer, E., Cody-Rydzewski, S., Scaramuzzo, G., Sadler, T., . . . Jones,
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