Thursday, March 27, 2014

Brushcutters in Fiji and dependency theory

from w
How to win friends and influence people. It's been done before. And brushcutters are welcome gifts.  Much better than using cane knives to clean up a compound.  These were gifts given just this week.  I just wonder sometimes about dependency and how Fiji people often expect someone else to give them the provisions that they themselves ought to be finding through their own initiative.  Overseas aid gifts.  Local gifts from the Fiji Government. Gifts from charities. Certainly roads and bridges are the responsibility of a government, but small items surely could be purchased after team efforts by the local people to raise the funds.  Dependency theory may be studied in universities and certainly in Fiji, it's relevant.  I wonder if it's part of USP course material.

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