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Creative Capitalism? No Thanks, Bill

By Pranay Gupte

"Creative capitalism" was the phrase Bill Gates coined today at the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos. As if the vast body of literature on economic development didn't already overflow with warm, fuzzy concepts for growth in the 135 countries of what used to be called the Third World. As if catchy but mystifying phrases such as "sustainable human development" (is there "sustainable canine development"?) didn't already clog the playbooks of povertycrats.

"We have to find a way to make the aspects of capitalism that serve wealthier people serve poorer people as well," the Microsoft founder, and one of the world's wealthiest people, said. "If we can spend the early decades of the 21st century finding approaches that meet the needs of the poor in ways that generate profits for business, we will have found a sustainable way to reduce poverty in the world."

He added: "In the coming decades, we will have astonishing new abilities to diagnose illness, heal disease, educate the world's children, create opportunities for the poor, and harness the world's brightest minds to solve our most difficult problems."

Wait a minute. Haven't we heard all this before?

Indeed, has Mr. Gates ever heard of the late James Grant, who headed Unicef, and the late Bradford Morse, the Massachusetts Republican Congressman who went on to head the United Nations Development Programme? Or Maurice Strong, the Canadian entrepreneur who founded the United Nations Environment Programme? Or, for that matter, even Mr. Gates's fellow Davos participants, former UN secretary general Kofi A. Annan of Ghana, and Professor Jeffrey Sachs of Columbia University? They all said pretty much what Mr. Gates said today, and said it more eloquently. But their eloquence hasn't exactly translated into effectiveness in alleviating the developing world's most serious problem: the growing cohort of poverty.

That poverty is crushing, even after five decades in which the wealthy industrial nations – the thirty members of the so-called rich man's club, the Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) – contributed $2.3 trillion in foreign aid for poverty reduction in developing countries. Today, nearly a third of the world's population of 6.6 billion is estimated to live below the poverty line: on less than the equivalent of $1 a day.

Mr. Gates is, of course, appalled by statistics such as these. He wants top corporate executives – current and former – to go and work with these people, teaching them skills that they could use to improve their lot. However, it stretches credulity to imagine the likes of Sandy Weill and Chuck Prince and Carly Fiorina and Lord John Browne rolling up their sleeves and trudging through the mud of Madagascar for the cause of spurring economic development. Foie gras, let alone hampers from Harrod's, aren't so readily available to ease the travails of traveling in the Third World – unless, of course, one brings along such delicacies in corporate jets. But then one must be prepared to share the goodies with natives, whose daily diet may typically not range beyond goat and guava.

I have been covering development issues for nearly four decades, and I'm convinced that what the developing world needs more of is not well meaning capitalists or well-intentioned multilateral bureaucrats and their periodic prescriptions for progress. What it needs is foreign direct investment that actually helps creates jobs.

And here the news is actually good, for a change – but only up to a point.

Even though official development assistance from OECD countries fell by 4.5 percent from 2005 to $104.4 billion in 2006 – the last year for which such figures are available – global foreign direct investment (FDI) grew in 2007 to a record $1.5 trillion, according to the Geneva-based United Nations Conference on Trade and Development.

To be sure, a vast majority of the FDI (more than US$1 trillion) went to the rich countries themselves. The European Union's 27 members received around $615 billion, out of $651 billion for all of Europe, or 40 percent of total global FDI. The United States received $192.9 billion, the single largest recipient of FDI in the world.

In the developing world, FDI inflows were particularly encouraging for two sets of countries. The so-called "developing countries" experienced a gain of 16 percent to $438.4 billion. Of these countries, China received by far the most FDI -- $67.3 billion, followed by Hong Kong at $54.4 billion, Brazil at $37.4 billion, Singapore at $36.9 billion, Mexico at $36.7 billion, and Egypt at $35.6 billion. India, whose economy has been growing at a fast clip – averaging 7 to 9 percent annually for the last five years – got $15.3 billion, a fall of 9.4 percent from 2006.

The second set of countries in the developing world, officially known as "transition economies," got a total of $97.6 billion in FDI last year, an increase of 40.8 percent over 2006. The bulk of that money went to the Russian Federation: nearly $49 billion, a 70.3 percent gain over 2006.

Now why is FDI important, and how does it expedite economic growth in poor countries in ways that traditional ODA (foreign aid) or multilateral assistance doesn't?

Listen to Anil Kumar, an economist with the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, who recently completed a report on the subject:

"The gap between the world's rich and poor countries largely comes down to the financial and physical assets that create wealth. Developed economies possess more of this capital than developing ones, and what they have usually incorporates more advanced technologies. The implication is clear: A key aspect of economic advancement lies in poorer nations' capacity to acquire more capital and scale the technological ladder. Emerging economies undertake some capital formation on their own, but in this era of globalization, they increasingly rely on foreign capital."

Foreign capital comes in three ways: portfolio equity investment; portfolio debt investment; and FDI. Of these categories, the first two are considered most volatile. Developing countries seek FDI because with foreign capital often comes foreign know-how and the "best practices" of foreign investing companies, particularly companies that establish joint ventures in recipient countries. In China, for example – where FDI in 1990 was a puny $3.5 billion and rose to $67.3 billion in 2007 – local industries have benefited through FDI so much that manufacturing has prospered as an export-oriented sector.

India's experience is a tad different – and herein lies a tale of misdirected FDI. While Indian officials such as Commerce and Industry Minister Kamal Nath – whose new book, "India's Century," was recently published by McGraw-Hill – like to point out that FDI increased from a mere $236 million in 1990 to where it is now, the fact remains that foreign investors haven't ventured into the country's vast hinterland, where 70 percent of India's 1.2 billion people live.

So while it's the fashion to tout India's growing middle class – estimated at 300 million – whose purchasing power is growing thanks to the FDI that has helped develop local markets, what India truly needs is more FDI in manufacturing units that are situated in rural areas.

That means more investment in strengthening the infrastructure, which is appalling. It means more FDI for telecommunications and ports.

It means, most of all, "creative FDI." There we go again – another mantra for the development industry.

Pranay Gupte is a veteran international journalist who has written for The New York Times, Newsweek International and Forbes. The author of six books, he currently writes for Portfolio.Com, and is working on a major book on the Middle East.

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Comments (60)

Migs:

In some ways, Bill Gates is proposing a type of FDI.

FDI to businesses controlled by ogliarchs or corrupt politicians usually just aggravates economic disparity; "trickle down" doesn't work in terms of overall economic development.

FDI might be more successful if it thought small and local. For example, if it provided seeds and water supply for farmers' cooperatives; helped captalize small local companies that purify water and develop appropriate sanitation systems; local power stations using locally renewable energy, local applications of information technology ...

FDI success for a developing country ought to be measured more in terms of improvements to overall health, national food self-reliance, population control, education, and discretionary income.

FDI ought to refocus on relatively small local projects done by local people themselves, instead of mega-projects subject to huge inefficiency and/or fraud.

Of course the issue then becomes how to recoup the investment. Maybe that is where "long term thinking" comes in.

If Bill Gates and other donors can improve third world economies, their products would have increased markets. Not to mention, the political stability of the planet might have one less destabilizing influence.

So maybe Bill Gates is proposing a useful type of FDI. If it gets to the local level and helps build a middle class, there will more likely be a surge in health and population control.

Anju Chandel, New Delhi:

Mr. Gupte's piece sure proved to be a 'stimulating' one! For it could 'stimulate' so many minds into pouring their thoughts over here, with its usual share of bashing of H1-B visa, 'cheap' Indian intellectuals - engineers, FDI and its utilization, Vista vs XP, questioning the author's right to comment on Bill Gates' comments, Capitalism - creative? etc etc etc...

To what purpose?

Because, the 'fact' is going to remain: that the 'emerging economies' - earlier termed as 'developing' countries - have arrived and they are the ones who are going to drive the world economy and dominate the global geopolitics for quite sometime at least, till the life-cycle 'rule' again takes over and puts these same prospering countries on the slow growth curve. This phenomenon is inevitable and every economy - country - has to go through it - including the one which owns the erstwhile 'Almighty' Dollar.

As it is said: Life always takes a full circle :)

Anonymous:

Mr. Gupte's piece sure proved to be a 'stimulating' one! For it could 'stimulate' so many minds into pouring their thoughts over here, with its usual share of bashing of H1-B visa, 'cheap' Indian intellectuals - engineers, FDI and its utilization, Vista vs XP, questioning the author's right to comment on Bill Gates' comments, Capitalism - creative? etc etc etc...

To what purpose?

Because, the 'fact' is going to remain: that the 'emerging economies' - earlier termed as 'developing' countries - have arrived and they are the ones who are going to drive the world economy and dominate the global geopolitics for quite sometime at least, till the life-cycle 'rule' again takes over and puts these same prospering countries on the slow growth curve. This phenomenon is inevitable and every economy - country - has to go through it - including the one which owns the erstwhile 'Almighty' Dollar.

As it is said: Life always takes a full circle :)

australiausa:

my first and we by themselves with box still there. pirates

Stephen Garramone:

There is no way around it -

Socialism leads to no production - people lose their both positive (getting more) or negative (afraid of being without a job) incentive without the market economy. Once folks get assured of their position, they, in essence, stop being productive.

Capitalism leads to leaving a whole lot of people behind and the ones near the bottom always just ahead of the bill collector.

There never has been a middle ground.

Figure that answer out on how to combine the two and you deserve a million bucks (or more.)

John Bailo:


Hey, I was just using my XP calculator.

Bill Gates has $50 billion dollars.

There are 2 billion people living on one dollar a day.

He should select a "core group" of 200 million of those people and divide up his fortune among them.

So, each person, would get $250. That would be almost double their daily income! What a great economic stimulus that would be.

Imagine if someone doubled your income for year!

JRLR:

I understand China prefers FDI to so-called foreign aid or assistance. FDI means the Chinese themselves develop China. FDI and joint ventures under Chinese leadership mean China is rising in the world at an unprecedented pace. FDI means a real future and prosperity, in due course, for "the rising billions".

Genuine foreign aid or assistance is not all bad. It may be particularly useful in times of crisis or whenever some catastrophe strikes a given country.

Yet there is, however, what is known as "foreign aid or assistance" with, well... shall we say... let's remain civil, strings attached, you know... and those strings are often pulled by "economic hit men" and others (please refer to John Perkins, John Pilger and alii)...something that does not appear to be in the interest of those countries at the receiving end of that aid or assistance... It would seem that is why China has made it a national policy to refuse all such aid or assistance long ago; and it paid off all right. For China at least, it has meant moving away from being dependent on those who specialize in institutionalized aid or assistance to others, who in fact live off it, to be precise.

Is not that partly the point Pranay Gupte has been making, above? Along the same line, today the New York Times talks of "Waving Goodbye to Hegemony". ***

There is an old saying: "Better teach someone to fish than hand him a basket full of fish." Put the other way around, it could be phrased: "Better learn to fish than receive a basket full of fish."

In old, very old China, the Chinese seem to have remembered, and to still remember that saying very well; and they have made it clear, by now, that when it comes to learning how to fish, they can be very fast learners as well.

I did not check, last time I was in China, but Deng Xiaoping has suggested that they may not be bad at catching mice either...

Anyhow, mice or fish, seems to me we are all getting the gist of it, these days, aren't we?


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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/27/magazine/27world-t.html

Michelle Reay:

Someone needs to say the obvious about why developing countries are always in such dire straits. It's overpopulation. Studies have shown that as population rises, per capita income decreases. Overpopulation increases the possibility of disease, starvation and pollution. According to Jared Diamond in his book The Collapse, overpopulation may have been partially responsible for the genocide in Rwanda. If a family can barely feed itself, it shouldn't have more children. Western countries have fewer children and a higher standard of living. India may have a middle class of 300 million, but it has 700+ million living in wretched poverty. Overpopulation is one of the reasons why poor countries are poor.

swp:

The alternatives to capitalism don't end real poverty. I don't think it's desirable to consume humane resource in busy work so you have an excuse to control their income. Capitalism is just capitalism and doesn't really fix poverty either. What we fail to discuss is wealth.

Wealth is an ecosystem of children who are tended to and people who care for their belongings. It is people who are striving to care for their health and use practical resources that are best suited for their area. When we understand what makes people healthy, we could maximize on that by focusing on making sure those resources are available.

You can get people to scream for ice cream, the Internet, power and exotic medical care. All of that consumes time, resource, mass migrations and creates waste. When you leave people alone them along and provide them with healthy options they do better. If creative capitalism is really about health and not control, maybe it could contribute. It will always be just capitalism.

RVC:

Did anyone study the proposal for a "social corporation" by the Nobel Laureate Mohammad Yunus? It is a new concept worth pursuing.

jubao:

尊敬的胡锦涛总书记、吴邦国委员长、温家宝总理、贺国强书记和周永康书记,您们好!他们对我们说:法律是由人来执行的,他们违法乱纪谁来纠正他们违法乱纪,他们向我们要上级领导的单独批复,同时让我们找上级的人来纠正他们的渎职侵权和违法犯罪行为,否则,不立案,不撤证,不依照法律返还我们私有房地产和财物,对于柴跃新举报他们的具体渎职侵权和违法犯罪事实,拒绝及时依照法律规定给予我们书面答复。所以,柴跃新依照中国法律和党纪敬请领导们,对于韩立超和他所雇佣者持枪入户暴力抢劫柴凤翀一楼私产3间正房和抢光我们家中财物的行为,对于他们违法转让审批我们50户私产楼房土地使用权的行为,对于他们用渎职侵权违法犯罪的方式制造两套违法的文字材料“2002年,锦建裁字第17号”和“2002年,凌行非执字第53号”,对于他们建违章建筑“吉庆大厦”和销赃行为,对于锦州市委书记佟志武、锦州市市长刘志强、锦州市副市长刘伟、锦州市副市长赵凤义、锦州市人大常委会主任褚光宇、锦州市文化局局长赵振新、锦州市城乡建设委员会主任李锦徐和锦州市凌河区人民法院院长李学民是否涉黑,对于王立军在担任锦州市公安局局长的期间和赵明鹏在锦州市担任市长的期间是否是涉黑人员,对于主要现行罪犯韩立超是否是黑社会组织的头目,对于事实和法律已经证明的、罪大恶极的、正宗和真正的、纯黑社会组织头目和邪恶的恐怖组织头目韩立超在2003年被选为锦州市人大代表的行为,对于他们拒不及时依法罢免现行刑事犯罪分子韩立超锦州市人大代表的行为,对于他们用滥用职权或者玩忽职守违法犯罪的方式长期违法侵占正式国家干部柴跃新的事业干部编制的行为和改动柴跃新事业干部挡案的行为,对于他们拒不及时依照法律给我们以书面的形式答复的行为,对于这个邪恶的黑社会集团成员能长期不依照法律及时立案和提起公诉的行为,对于他们不依照法律撤销违章建筑“吉庆大厦”的所有相关的违法证件的行为,对于他们滥用职权给违章建筑“吉庆大厦”审批违法证件的行为,对于他们不给我们交纳养老保险金、不给我们交纳医疗保险金和不给我们开生活费的行为,对于主要刑事犯罪分子韩立超被选为锦州市人大代表的行为,对于他们拒绝撤销刑事犯罪分子韩立超锦州市人大代表资格的行为,对于哪些部门和哪些级别的哪些人教唆、指使、利用、参与、包庇和纵容他们抢劫、谋杀、围困和残害我们合法权利者,对于他们长期侵占我们的合法权利和合法私有财产的违法犯罪行为,对于违章建筑“吉庆大厦”的所有相关证照在每年的年检验收过程中过关通过验收,对于韩立超、赵振新、李学民、赵明鹏、刘伟、王立军、赵凤义、李锦徐、楚光宇、佟志武、刘志强和参与抢劫事业单位正式国家干部编制的人等相关人员既分别犯有抢劫、滥用职权、徇私枉法、失职渎职和包庇纵容等项罪行又能够在每年的评比考核过程中过关通过或者被提升职位,对于这些严重破坏社会主义社会制度者和邪恶的违法犯罪分子向我们公正的合法权利者实施古今中外罕见的武装暴力恐怖袭击事件,对于他们失职渎职和妨碍司法公正的行为,对于谁能保证以韩立超为首的、穷凶极恶的、残暴的和邪恶的黑社会集团成员(包括李学民、赵明鹏、王立军)及时主动投案自首、不再违法犯罪、不再渎职失职、不再持械入户抢劫我们私有财产、不再抢劫我们私产住宅房照、不再残害我们、不再围困我们、不再恐吓我们、不再谋杀我们,对于有人扬言和准备抢劫我们的私产房照的行为,对于他们长期保持利用这些违法犯罪者抢劫和残害我们合法权利者,及时依照中华人民共和国宪法和法律公开地和实事求是地给我们以书面的形式答复,同时确定这个以韩立超为首的私人帮违法犯罪集团持械入户暴力抢劫我们私有财产的行为是否是具有黑社会性质的行为;柴跃新依照中国法律要求及时立案和提起公诉,要求停止侵害并赔偿损失,要求依法返还财产和返还原物,要求撤销他们的证件、审计他们的收支和追究他们的刑事责任,要求追究私人帮的民事责任、行政责任、刑事责任和违反宪法的责任,要求把正式国家干部柴跃新的事业干部档案及时依照法律恢复原状后依法返还给柴跃新。敬请您们把依照法律的全面书面答复,在法律规定的时间内送到我们全家人手中,尊敬的胡锦涛主席和温家宝总理,为了维护党纪国法的尊严和社会主义社会的公平正义,我们全家人敬请您们首先帮助我们租借一户廉价民用住房,第四层以下,建筑面积在10至40平方米,我们付房屋租金,并敬请您们责令佟志武和刘志强立即停止包庇和纵容这两种违法犯罪集团成员,责令他们立即停止谋杀我们,责令他们立即主动投案自首,责令他们立即停止残害和围困我们,此事,不费时,不费力,最简单,最容易,既合理,又合法,先解救我们于苦难和救我们于无法生存,因为我们既无房住又租不到住房,我们现在无法生存,我们先致谢意!实事见下述柴跃新写给您们的《公开举报和控告书》。《柴跃新永远保持依照中华人民共和国宪法和党纪国法公开报警、举报和控告书,柴跃新永远保持依法公开举报古今中外罕见的具有黑社会性质的私人帮违法犯罪集团抢劫我们合法权利和合法利益的违法犯罪行为》 1。辽宁省锦州市个体户韩立超和他的公司,在2001年12月7日开始,私人非法收购我们50户原住居民的私产楼房和该楼房占有的土地使用权(第1层楼房约有6户有正式的工商营业执照。事实和法律明确规定:本私产住宅楼房的财产权利人是我们50户原住居民的,我们使用本楼房占有的该宗土地使用期限还有48年)。 在2002年2月9日星期六上午,韩立超和他的锦州金厦房地产开发有限公司违法雇佣锦州市城乡建设委员会和锦州市凌河区人民法院的人(2002年,院长是李学民,凌行非执字第53号。写的名字是柴跃新的名字,没有写柴凤翀的名字)等,滥用职权,以违法占有和牟取个人房地产私利为目的,他们为了破坏社会主义社会制度和社会秩序,他们为了黑社会集团的建设项目和牟取黑社会集团的利益,他们为了垄断我们私有房地产价格、为了无偿榨取我们私有房地产的剩余价值、为了无偿掠夺我们私有房地产的收益和为了抢劫我们的合法权利,聚众持20支枪和携带抢劫工具(其中有人持有公章),大约有30人参加,恶意违法强行砸毁辽宁省锦州市文化局离休干部柴凤翀(辽北学院大学毕业)唯一赖以生存的私产一楼三间正房(占地建筑面积为41.2平方米,是1997年4月依法购买的合法的私有房地产),他们违法侵入我们私有住宅,并入户暴力抢劫走我们家中一台燕牌缝纫机、一个铁床、铁暖汽片和木制门窗等财物,我们家的私产房照没有被他们抢劫走,至今未签协议(他们抢劫前无任何证件)并未返还我们的私有财产,他们故意危害我们生命安全;他们改建成20层商品住宅楼房并违法售出(盖违章建筑。用我们家和前院共800平方米,盖门市房和20层商品住宅楼房,第1层私房的市场销售成交价格约为每平方米1万元以上;第3层以上商品住宅市场销售价格约为每平方米0.25万元),改名为:吉庆大厦,他们牟取个人和公司的商业私利;在2004年5月开始,锦州市公安局的人违法落户他人,造成我们家停产停业,无自己的房住,无生活来源;沈阳蓝天监理公司监理。我们唯一的家位于辽宁省锦州市凌河区上海路4段4-37号,是跃坤服装店,位于锦州市中心区和商业中心区;本私产楼房西邻广东路商业街第2段,南邻上海路,有合法的正式私产住宅房照(私产房照名字是柴凤翀,私有房地产的财产权利人名字是柴凤翀)和服装加工执照,事实和法律证明,我们家的个体服装加工企业现在和未来的商业利益巨大,姐弟三人被国营工厂的人以减人增效的名义下岗10年多,工厂不给生活费,无房住,我姐是有残疾的人,我们在自己的私产房屋中自谋生存职业,每月纯收入壹千元。事实和中国法律证明:我们50户原住居民的私有房地产的土地使用权(800平方米)价值巨大,我们家有整个私产楼房50分之一份的房地产收益,我们私产楼房的房地产开发收益价值巨大,其财产权利人是我们50户原住居民;我们家的一楼生产经营性私房是我们的合法私有房地产,事实和法律规定他的价值由5部份组成:第1项是,我们不受侵犯的合法权利(其中有:私有房地产权利,生存权利,居住权利,劳动权利,发展权利,合法物权,等等),第2项是,其建筑面积乘以第1层私房的市场销售成交价格,第3项是,私有房地产收益,第4项是,我们每年的生产经营性收益乘以私房的使用年限(未来的商业利益巨大),第5项是,私房的结构等其他有关因素。我们全家人为了维护中华人民共和国宪法和社会主义法律体系的尊严,柴跃新一直在依照《宪法》和法律,以书面的形式,公开到各级有关部门举报和控告这个抢劫房地产的私人帮违法犯罪集团入户抢劫我们家私有房地产和家中财物,举报他们渎职侵权违法犯罪,举报他们违法转让、违法出让、违法申请和违法审批我们原50户私产楼房土地使用权的事实,要求锦州市公安局和市人民检察院及时依法立案和提起公诉,追究他们的民事赔偿责任、行政责任、违宪责任和刑事责任,要求陪偿损失、停止侵害、消除影响和恢复名誉,要求依法返还我们家的一楼私产3间正房和家中财产,要求依法恢复原状和返还原物,撤销他们的证件,依法吊销他们的工商营业执照,审计其收支,确定其和其入户抢劫的性质,要求签字和盖公章的书面答复,均未果。柴跃新当时就对这些抢劫犯们说:“事实和中国党纪国法证明,你们没有我们50户原住居民私产住宅楼房的‘土地使用权证’、‘建设用地许可证’和‘房屋拆迁许可证’,如果你们有了这3个证件,是你们渎职侵权违法犯罪的证据,你们不是拆迁人,我们私产原住居民不是被拆迁人,是不是赵明鹏指使你们从事这种具有黑社会性质打、砸、抢和杀,我已经向赵明鹏的上级举报过了,你们的这些违法犯罪行为是危害公共安全和损害公共利益,你们严重地破坏了社会主义社会秩序和社会主义制度,是严重的刑事犯罪。”他们向我们要上级以书面的形式单独批复,让我找上级的人来纠正他们的违法犯罪行为,让我们向抢劫我们私有财产者妥协,他们自己不会纠正自己的违法犯罪行为;否则,不立案,不撤证,不依法律返还我们家的私有财产,长期拖延依法返还我们私有房地产的时间。在锦州市,在首要恐怖分子韩立超的组织、领导、策划和指挥下,从事有组织的持械入户暴力抢劫我们私有财产的违法犯罪行为,这个暴力抢劫我们房地产的私人帮都是由什么人员参加组织成,在持械入户抢劫后不立案与不给我们书面答复?!他们为什么要与为什么能完成这套持枪入户暴力抢劫我们家私有房地产和家中财物的违法犯罪程序(1.抢劫私有房地产;2.盖违章建筑;3.销赃;4.违法办证;5.不依法立案;6.不依法返还私有财产;7.不书面答复;8.继续从事违法犯罪经营活动)?!在我们依法到各级有关部门举报他们违法犯罪之后,以韩立超为首的能不立案的私人帮违法犯罪集团为什么要与为什么能聚众持20支枪入户抢劫我们私有财产?!他们是否是具有黑社会性质的犯罪集团?韩立超是否是黑社会组织头目!?事实和法律有明确规定(即:刑法第294条和其司法解释)。2。 柴跃新在锦州市2高中高中毕业后(是考入的),1980年9月参加全市统一公开招工考式合格(入所成绩排在第2名以前),考入事业单位锦州纺织工业研究所(是市财政全额拨款的事业单位),是国营工人,有事业单位国营工人编制,有市财政拨款;在1984年8月,柴跃新在锦州市冶金机械局职工大学大专毕业(是1981年9月 考入的,是本单位第1个考入大学的人),在1985年被评为本单位的先进工作者,在1986年5月通过锦州市人事局举办的全锦州市统一公开转干考试合格后,转为正式国家干部,有事业干部编制和锦州市财政全额拨款,柴跃新是全所唯一的最年青的在编的正式国家干部,是第1个转为正式国家干部的人;柴跃新在1989年7月被评为助理工程师。在1991年5月至1991年10月,柴跃新被锦州纺织工业研究所的主要领导成员口头通知:“柴跃新,从今以后,在锦州纺织工业研究所上班没有你的职务和职位,没有你的工资和生活费,不上班回家没有你的生活费,你必须和全所人员一起到锦州市合成纤维厂去,他们都已经被转过去了。”他们没有向我们出示任何书面证明材料,没有经过我们同意,没有任何协议书,柴跃新在1991年10月至1993年5月同全所人员一起被人单方面地强行违法逼迫转到锦州市合成纤维厂(中型国企),我被分配到机修车间工作;当时,我没有同意,也没有听说其他人同意去锦州市合成纤维厂。在1993年5月,柴跃新被锦州市合成纤维厂和机修车间的主要领导成员口头通知:“柴跃新上班没有你的岗位,没有你的工资,下岗回家没有你的生活费,1分钱不给你。”他们没有向我出示任何书面材料,没有任何协议书;我为了生存被他们违法逼迫转到锦州光学仪器厂(小型国企),之后,柴跃新又被锦州市光学仪器厂的主要领导人以减人增效的名义逼迫下岗回家,不给我生活费,他们拒绝向我出示书面材料。事实和法律法规证明:中国是社会主义法治国家,柴跃新在事业单位锦州纺织工业研究所工作,有锦州市财政全额拨款和有正式事业干部编制的正式国家干部柴跃新的干部档案,是柴跃新的不受任何侵犯的合法私有财产权利的产权证,是柴跃新的合法物权、合法权利和合法利益的证明,在辽宁省锦州市,大约在1991年5月1日以前,正式国家干部柴跃新的合法的有市财政全额拨款的事业干部编制,被人以违法占有和牟取个人私利为目的,被人用滥用职权、徇私舞弊或者玩忽职守的方式违法违规侵占和抢夺了;他们的行为既违反了中国的实体法律,又违反了中国的程序法律,是共同犯罪案件,他们的行为触犯了《刑法》第397条的规定(即:滥用职权或者玩忽职守国家机关工作人员,致使公共财产、国家和人民利益遭受重大损失的,处3年以下有期徒刑或者拘役,情节特别严重的,处3年以上7年以下有期徒刑),是刑事案件和公诉案件,符合公安局和检察院立案标准的规定,是团伙作案,是知法犯法,是属于作案情节特别严重的,是严重的刑事违法犯罪,是综合性的比较复杂的共同犯罪案件,他们的行为严重破坏了社会主义的社会关系、社会秩序和单位的工作秩序,严重损害合法权利者和合法利益者的声誉,造成恶劣社会影响,致使在编正式国家干部柴跃新的合法事业干部档案、合法权利、合法利益和合法收入(工资)遭受极其重大损失,这个私人违法犯罪团伙持械侵占和抢夺柴跃新的事业干部编制的行为与持械抢劫柴跃新的合法的私有财产有什么异同?!他们为什么要与为什么能完成违法抢劫和侵占柴跃新的事业干部编制后,拒不及时依照法律立案和提起公诉,拒不依照法律返还柴跃新的事业干部编制,拒不依法以书面的形式答复?!柴跃新在2005年4月才发现被人侵占事业干部编制,柴跃新在2005年5月依法到锦州市人民政府与 中共锦州市委信访办、锦州市档案馆、锦州市财政局、锦州市劳动和社会保障局、锦州市人事局、锦州市公安局和锦州市人民检察院等有关部门举报,要求及时依照法律立案和提起公诉,要求立即依照法律返还柴跃新的有市财政局全额拨款的事业干部编制,要求依法恢复原状、返还原物、恢复名誉、陪偿损失和停止侵害,彻查这个侵占柴跃新的事业干部编制的私人帮违法犯罪集团成员,依法要求依照法律追究这个私人违法犯罪团伙的民事责任、行政责任、刑事责任和违宪责任,依法要求他们及时投案自首,要求及时依法书面答复和如实上报,要求依照法律返还柴跃新的第1套合法的完整的有事业编制的有市财政拨款的原始正式国家干部档案。 他们拒绝柴跃新查我的档案被人非法改动和我的事业干部编制被人侵占的问题。柴跃新有事业编制的正式国家干部档案已被人违法改动!同时,柴跃新一直在以书面的形式向各级有关部门报警和举报,到市内各有关部门查询锦州纺织工业研究所(占地面积约4千平方米)和锦州光学仪器厂(占地面积约6千平方米,在2002年后改制)的国有资产原来和现在的存在形式,查询柴跃新的全市招工考试和转干考试的合格分数的原始档案,查询是什么人和根椐什么把柴跃新违法转到锦州市合成纤维厂,查询都是什么人和在什么时间参加违法改动柴跃新的事业干部档案,要求书面答复,均未见到。在1991年5月,柴跃新听人说,在锦州市纺织工业研究所,约有24人有事业单位干部编制,约有50人有事业单位工人编制;没通过我们同意,就被人转到锦州市合成纤维厂工作。《档案法》第24条规定:“档案工作人员玩忽职守,造成档案损失的,涂改、伪造档案的,构成犯罪的,依法追究刑事责任,造成损失的责令赔偿损失。” 一切违反宪法和法律的行为,必须予以追究。在锦州市,一个私人帮违法犯罪集团受雇于一个现行的罪犯,连手违法侵占和抢夺了柴跃新的事业单位干部编制,违法犯罪者他们抢劫了合法者柴跃新的合法权利和合法利益长达17年!只有私人帮违法犯罪集团联手违法犯罪,他们才能完成抢劫正式国家干部柴跃新的事业干部编制这套违法犯罪程序;只有包庇和纵容他们的人存在,他们才能长期保持不立案和不给我们书面答复。3。柴跃新依宪法和法律要求撤销个体户韩立超锦州市人大代表资格(是2003年2月当选的)。 抢劫我们私有财产者韩立超等人被及时依法逮捕,承担他们应当承担的法律所规定的持械入户抢劫的刑事责任后,我们家的私有房地产自然就依照法律返还了! 4。在2001年10月,锦州市图书馆被锦州市市长拍卖给韩立超(约占地3200平方米,成交价约3500万元,是公益事业用地;该馆在1981年后全部重新建设过一次。2001年6月至2004年8月市长是赵明鹏,之后任辽宁省科学技术厅厅长。期间,赵明鹏是否也有涉黑行为?!事实和法律有规定。),该馆位于我们家东邻。我们锦州市文化局家属50户私产楼房和我们的土地使用权(在1980年竣工入住,占地面积约800平方米,有约350平方米前院,是住宅用地。800平方米全部用于改建成门市房。)是韩立超个人收购,韩立超的建设项目是个体户在我们50户私产住宅楼房所在地改建商品住宅楼房(改为个体户的商业用地),牟取个人商业私利。在锦州市,在2001年12月,个体户主要罪犯韩立超雇佣一个私人帮违法犯罪集团的成员,违法侵入我们家的私有住宅,向我们要我们家的一楼私产3间正房和私产住宅房照,我们没给他们。我们要求他们出示我们50户原住居民私产住宅楼房的土地使用权证和房屋拆迁许可证(他们至今拒绝向我们出示这些证件。我要求把这些证件送到锦州市人民检察院作司法鉴定。事实和法律明确规定我们每一个人都有在自己的居住房屋通过合法劳动维持合法生存的权利),与新盖楼房图纸,他们说:“都没有(这符合事实和法律规定);是个人收购;新楼建9层,地上第1层与第2层建门市房,第3层以上建商品住宅楼房。”我对他们说:“新楼建10层以上,成本低!依法办事,依德办事。”在他们非法收购我们私有房地产期间,我们家的猫被人打残,楼房供暖被人停,房顶被人砸,楼房被人限期停电,有人用他们的黑社会绰号等方式恐吓我们家人,他们破坏了我们依法安居乐业的生产和生活秩序。柴跃新为了维护社会主义法律体系的尊严和维护社会公平正义,在2002年1月中旬到北京国务院信访办、中央审计署和人大信访办举报过他们拍地和违法收购我们私有房地产的问题,我回家后,有未穿警服的陌生人(有人自称是法院的人,自称是贺宏海,也有人自称是国家机关单位的公职人员,自称是李书文,自称是张英杰,还有人拒绝表明身份,但是,他们都明确地向我们声明受雇于韩立超,与个体户韩立超是雇佣关系,都拒绝出示任何证件)违法侵入我们家住宅,让我到他们的专用车上谈,他们拒绝向我们出示证件,我没去。我对他们说:“事实和党纪国法证明,你们都不是我们私产房屋的拆迁人,你们犯违法侵入我们私有住宅罪,你们的具体行为严重破坏了社会主义社会秩序和社会制度,你们触犯了刑律,是严重的刑事犯罪分子,你们是知法犯法,你们是在打击报复举报人柴跃新。你们这是在强迫交易并恐吓我们合法权利者。你们为什么要与为什么能联手继续从事违法犯罪行为?是什么人包庇和纵容你们?我再依法一并举报他们。我们不怕你们‘打、砸、抢、杀’,我们不怕黑恶势力联手绑票,不怕黑恶势力联手抢劫我们私房和私产房照,不怕黑恶势力联手打击报复我们合法权利者!我们还会依照党纪国法向你们的上级举报你们的渎职侵权违法犯罪行为,直到你们依法承担违法违纪责任。”在2002年2月10日,我们到当地锦铁派出所报过警,控告他们持械入户抢劫。事实和法律明确规定:他们没有权利单方面改变我们50户原住居民私产住宅楼房的权属关系,也无权改变该楼房占有的土地使用权的用途与权属关系。 5。柴跃新,在1960年出生,在1997年6月东北大学机电一体化本科毕业,在1993年11月被评为机械工程师,从事过机械设计和维修机器等项工作。 6。在2002年,在锦州市地区,我们家的私有房地产是第1个被人持械入户抢劫的,我们家是第一个被这种违法犯罪集团成员抢劫成锦州地区特别穷困户。我们全家人永远保持热爱伟大的祖国,热爱伟大的人民,热爱伟大的中国共产党;永远保持遵守中国党纪国法;永远保持依法走社会主义道路!!我们全家人坚决相信,在法律规定的时间内,及时依照法律立案和提起公诉,接到依照中国法律规定给我们的关于这个私人帮违法犯罪行为的书面答复。柴跃新依照中华人民共和国宪法持之以恒地支持建成社会主义法律体系、建成社会主义和谐社会和建成法治政府,及时预防和根除各种非法的、非科学的和非理性的行为和意识! 7。柴跃新一直在依法向锦州市委书记佟志武、市长刘志强(原锦州市委副书记)、市人大主任褚光宇(在2002年,他是锦州市委书记)和锦州市公安局局长王立军举报这一入户抢劫案,要求面见他们,要求他们把参加持械入户抢劫我们家私房的韩立超等人、违法批证的人和侵占柴跃新事业干部编制的人移送到锦州市公安局和市人民检察院,要求他们及时依法立案和破案,要求及时依照法律公开审判,同时公开审判这些违法犯罪人员的结果,撤其证,要求他们依法签字和盖公章的书面答复,要求他们依法如实向上级汇报这一入户抢劫案,均未果。王立军在2005年2月被选为锦州市副市长,主管司法工作,在2004年10月之后,原锦州市工商局局长刘伟被提升为锦州市常务副市长,原锦州市财政局局长被提升为锦州市的副市长,原锦州市主管财政的副市长赵凤义改管城市建设。柴跃新一直在依法要求锦州市城乡规划建设委员会主任李锦徐撤其证,通知其涉案人员投案自首。柴跃新一直在向锦州市文化局局长赵振新举报,要求他通知涉案人员投案自首! 8。从2001年12月7日他们私人和公司非法收购我们合法原住居民的合法私有房地产开始,法律明确规定:“城市房屋的产权与该房屋占有的土地使用权实际权利人一致,除法律、法规另有规定的以外,不得分离。房屋产权转移时,该房屋占有的土地使用权应当同时转移。”“单位申请领取‘房屋拆迁许可证’必须提交‘国有土地使用权批准文件’”。因此,在私房者(有占有、使用、收益和处分4项权利)与非私房者双方未签订私房买卖或房地产置换协议以前,非私房者(即:非私有房地产权利者)无权出让、转让、申请和审批私房者占有的土地使用权。所以事实和法律规定:韩立超和他的锦州金厦房地产开发有限公司等都无我们原住居民私产楼房的土地使用权,所以他(它)们都不是拆迁人,我们有合法私有房地产的原住居民都不是被拆迁人;他们(或它门)没有资格申请审批各种所需证件,也没有资格到锦州市城乡规划建设委员会申请行政裁决,他们(或它门)都不是申请人,柴跃新不是被申请人,他们的行为开始是一个个体户的私人买卖我们50户私有房地产(财产权利人是我们自己)的个人商业行为,非拆迁行为,被雇佣的锦州市城乡建设委员会的人无职权裁决(2002年,锦建裁字第17号不发生法律效力,是他们渎职侵权违法犯罪的证据。其上没有写柴凤冲的名字,写的是柴跃新的名字),被雇佣的锦州市凌河区人民法院的人不是执行公务行为、不是执法行为、不是从事强制拆迁私产房屋行为、是渎职侵权违法犯罪行为,即,宪法、法律和行政法规都没有赋予他们作价、申请行政裁决、准许行政裁决、申请强制执行或准许强制执行的权利,柴凤冲全家人是这一楼私产3间正房和家中财物的唯一的合法权利人,也没有赋予他们行政裁决或者执行我们合法私有房地产的职权和程序,他们以持枪入户暴力抢劫柴跃新一楼私产3间正房的名义,实际持枪入户暴力抢劫了柴凤冲的一楼私产3间正房和家中财物。对于他们这种持枪入户暴力抢劫行为,法律明确规定由公安局和人民检察院立案和提起公诉,人民法院审判。事实和法律证明,韩立超和他所雇佣者的持械入户暴力抢劫行为触犯了中华人民共和国刑法第263条(即:入户抢劫的、抢劫数额巨大的或者持枪抢劫的,处十年以上有期徒刑、无期徒刑或者死刑,并处罚金或者没收财产)、第397条(滥用职权)和第245条(即:非法侵入他人住宅)等条文的规定;他们的行为违反了中华人民共和国宪法的规定,他们的行为既违反了中国的程序法律,又违反了中国的实体法律,是既遂犯罪,是现行的违法犯罪行为,他们完成了持枪入户暴力抢劫我们私有财产的所有违法犯罪构成要件,他们是知法犯法,所以事实和法律规定,他们承担持械入户暴力抢劫我们私有财产和渎职侵权违法犯罪的民事责任、行政责任、刑事责任和违反宪法的责任;他们的违法犯罪行为严重损害合法权利者和合法利益者的声誉,造成恶劣社会影响,作案手段嚣张,社会危害性极大,极大地破坏了法律所规定的社会关系和单位的工作秩序,致使我们家的合法私有财产和合法利益遭受重大损失,造成我们无房住、自谋生存职业被人抢夺和跃坤服装店停产停业的严重后果,是刑事案件和公诉案件,符合公安局和人民检察院立案标准的规定;法律条文规定处罚他们10年以上徒刑至死刑,属于数罪并罚和从重处罚,是他们应当承担的刑罚,他们全部违法所得的权利、利益和财产应当依法收回,所以,我们依照法律要求依照法律判处他们死刑,并依法收回他们的全部违法所得的权利和利益,同时永远保持依法追究这个私人违法犯罪集团成员的民事责任、刑事责任、行政责任和违反宪法责任,按照《刑法》第55条、第56条和第57条的要求规定,要求对韩立超和参与入户抢劫人员剥夺政治权利终身,以维护中华人民共和国宪法和社会主义法律体系的尊严,维护社会主义法治秩序,维护我们的合法权利和合法利益;我们适用法律和法规正确,举报指控的事实清楚,证据确实、充分,举报程序合法,依据法律认定被告人韩立超等人的罪名成立,依照法律实事求是的要求也就都是合理合法和公平公正的要求;无论何时,无论何地,无论遇到几种类型的私人帮违法犯罪团伙用何种方式违法犯罪,我们永远依法保持不撤诉,我们永远依法保持在全世界范围内通缉韩立超和参与抢劫我们合法权益的人。柴跃新在2004年5月,依法到锦州市城市建设投资发展有限公司查询锦州市图书馆的土地使用权被人拍卖的问题,同时查询“委托拍卖合同”,到锦州市城市建设房屋拆迁安置有限公司查询“委托拆迁协议书”;到锦州市公用事业与房产局查询我们家私房的档案,同时查询违章建筑“吉庆大厦”的“商品房预售许可证”,被工作人员拒绝查阅和拒绝书面答复。“房地产转让、抵押时,房屋的所有权和该房屋占用范围内的土地使用权同时转让、抵押。”“任何组织或者个人不得侵占、买卖或者以其他行式非法转让土地。土地的使用权可以依照法律的规定转让。”“违反法律和行政法规的合同是无效的经济合同,无效的经济合同,从订立的时候起,就没有法律约束力。”事实和法律规定:非原住居民者无权利出让、转让、申请或者审批原住居民的私有房地产。我们多次向锦州市文化局局长赵振新举报。9。我母亲是小学高级教师,我父亲是离休干部柴凤冲(已故),我们全家人永远不放弃《中华人民共和国宪法》和法律赋予我们家人依法追究韩立超等人刑事责任的权利。依法要求这个抢劫我们家私有财产的私人违法犯罪团伙成员及时投案自首。10。这个买卖房地产的私人帮,为了牟取高额房地产私利,用违法的方式作价9.9万元或置换3楼以上一户52平方米,以远低于法律所规定的合理价位强迫我们交易不成,改成聚众持枪入户抢劫我们家一楼私房和家中财物。我们原吉庆社区的工作人员不承认我们全家人是本社区的人,参与抢劫我们房地产者成为吉庆社区的人;我们每年都依法到原锦州市凌河区锦铁街道吉庆社区,到锦州市民政局举报,举报我们家被私人违法犯罪集团持械入户暴力抢劫成锦州市的特穷户,要求他们依法如实上报,未果。 11。在2004年10月,韩立超对我说:“他用钱雇佣他们抢劫我们家的私有财产,让我支付这笔出场费;一楼都卖出了;原50户私产楼房的土地使用权证是锦州市国土资源局地籍处在2002年10月15日改变权属关系并补发给他的。”我当时对韩立超说:“韩立超,你带相关证件和你所雇佣的有关人员到锦州市人民检察院首先确定这笔出场费的性质和投案自首,柴跃新已经向各级人民政府有关部门举报和控告你们持枪入户抢劫我们私有财产和合法权利。”他至今拒绝去投案自首。柴跃新一直在依照法律对指使和参与抢劫我们合法利益和合法权利的人讲:“事实和法律规定,你们违反了中华人民共和国宪法规定,是严重的刑事犯罪分子,你们分别犯有多项符合公安局和人民检察院立案标准的罪行,1)犯滥用职权罪,2)犯违犯法律制造公文罪,3)犯违犯法律持有和使用枪支弹药罪,4)犯恶意违犯法律暴力毁坏他人私有财产罪,5)犯违犯法律暴力侵入住宅罪,6)犯持枪抢劫罪,7)犯暴力入户抢劫罪,8)犯巨额销赃罪,9)犯长期从事高级综合谋杀罪,10)犯长期违犯法律危害我们生命安全罪,11)犯残酷打击报复举报人罪,12)犯长期违犯法律破坏我们生产经营罪,13)犯恶意长期违犯法律侵占我们合法私有财产罪,14)犯组织、领导黑社会性质的组织罪,15)犯违犯法律转让我们土地使用权罪,16)犯违犯法律制造证件罪,17)犯涉嫌金融诈骗罪,18)犯严重危害公共安全罪,19)犯恶意毁坏我们名誉罪,20)犯残酷打击报复控告人罪,21)犯严重破坏社会主义社会秩序罪,22)犯玩忽职守罪,23)犯聚众持械抢劫罪,24)犯恶意违犯法律抢劫事业单位正式国家干部编制罪,25)犯恶意长期违犯法律侵占事业单位正式国家干部编制罪,26)犯指使他人谋杀罪,27)犯指使他人抢劫罪,28)犯雇佣他人抢劫罪,29)犯违犯法律申请审批证件罪,30)犯违犯法律批准发放证件罪,31)犯为他人谋取违法利益罪,32)犯违法雇佣杀手罪,33)犯故意违犯法律篡改事业单位正式干部档案罪,34)犯违犯法律瞒报罪,35)犯违犯法律包庇罪,36)犯违犯法律纵容罪,37)犯徇私枉法罪,38)犯违犯法律制造法律文书罪,39)犯违犯法律转让他人私有房地产罪,40)犯买赃罪,41)犯违犯法律从事生产经营罪,42)犯违犯法律毁灭证据罪,43)犯违犯法律申请审批土地使用权证罪,44)犯违犯法律批准发放土地使用权证罪,45)犯违犯法律申请办理房屋产权证罪,46)犯违犯法律受理发放房屋产权证罪,47)犯违犯法律从事暴力打、砸、抢、杀罪,48)犯违犯法律申请审批房屋拆迁许可证罪,49)犯违犯法律批准发放房屋拆迁许可证罪,50)犯违犯法律申请审批建设用地规划许可证罪,51)犯违犯法律批准发放建设用地规划许可证罪,52)犯违犯法律申请、审批、批准、发放、粘贴拆迁合法私产住房公告罪,53)犯违犯法律暴力拆迁合法私有住房罪,54)犯违犯法律强行盖违章建筑罪,55)犯违犯法律出售违章建筑罪,56)犯栽赃陷害罪,57)犯违犯法律制造司法文书罪,58)犯违犯法律申请审批建设工程施工许可证罪,59)犯违犯法律批准发放建设工程施工许可证罪,60)犯违犯法律申请审批建设工程竣工验收罪,61)犯违犯法律审批核准建设工程竣工合格备案罪,62)犯敲诈勒索罪,63)犯积极参加以暴力、威胁或者其他手段有组织地进行违法犯罪活动,64)犯积极参加具有黑社会性质的组织活动,65)犯国家机关工作人员包庇黑社会性质的组织,66)犯国家机关工作人员纵容黑社会性质的组织进行违法犯罪活动,67)犯故意违犯法律建商品住宅楼房罪,68)犯故意违犯法律侵犯我们私有房地产罪,69)犯故意违犯法律把私人住宅用地改变为他人商业用地,70)犯违犯法律申请审批安全生产许可证罪,71)犯违犯法律批准发放安全生产许可证罪,72)犯违犯法律故意伤害罪,73)犯违犯法律暴力垄断房地产市场价值和价格,74)犯违犯法律抢劫和侵占他人合法权利,75)犯违犯法律抢劫和侵占他人合法利益,75)犯黑恶势力连手从事恐吓合法权利者行为,76)犯黑恶势力连手从事强迫交易行为,77)犯违犯中华人民共和国宪法规定,78)犯私人帮违法犯罪集团成员连手抢劫事业单位正式国家干部工资,79)犯私人帮违法犯罪集团成员连手违犯法律恶意毁坏和抢劫原住居民的合法店铺,80)犯私人帮违法犯罪集团成员与他们的包庇和纵容者连手故意保持长期不立案并且故意妨碍司法公正,81)犯失职罪,82)犯妨碍司法公正罪,83)犯为了黑社会集团公司的建设项目和为了牟取黑社会集团的商业利益而聚众持械入户暴力抢劫合法权利者的合法权利和合法利益,84)犯滥用职权参加私人帮违法犯罪集团持械入户抢劫他人合法的私有财产,85)犯严重破坏社会主义社会制度罪,等等。”如果有人愿意事实求是、公平公正、合理合法判断此类事件,任何一个能够认识相关法律法规条文文字、有行为能力和有意识能力的正常人,都能够依照中国法律和党纪的规定判断出私产房屋和该私产房屋占有的土地使用权与土地,此三者必须同时转让,不得分离转让,分离转让是有人违法犯罪的证据;都能够既合法又准确地判断出任何一个单位(包括事业单位、企业单位、公司、集团、组织、个人,等等)必须首先依照法律规定,第一步从合法私产房屋的合法所有权人手中取得了该房屋的合法所有权之后(必须同时有依法转让私有房产双方签定合法的书面协议书),才有资格持有该房屋的所有权证书到行政机关去申请审批该私产房屋占有的土地使用权证书,第二步必须在依法审批发放该宗土地使用权证书之后,才有资格到行政机关去申请审批该私产房屋占有土地的建设用地规划许可证,第三步必须在依法审批发放该宗土地的建设用地规划许可证之后,才有资格到行政机关去申请审批该私产房屋的房屋拆迁许可证书,第四步只有依照法律取得合法的房屋拆迁许可证后,才有资格成为房屋拆迁人,否则,不是合法的房屋拆迁人;都能够既合法又准确地判断出合法私产房屋的非合法所有权单位不是在拆迁法律中所规定的拆迁人;都能够既合法又准确地判断出合法私产房屋的合法所有权人都不是在拆迁法律中所规定的被拆迁人;都能够既合法又准确地判断出非合法所有权单位和合法所有权人都不是拆迁当事人、都不是行政相对人;都能够正确地判断出他们的行为既是违法犯罪行为又是具有黑社会性质的暴力抢劫行为;都能够既合法又正确地判断出是哪些部门和哪些级别的哪些人员违法教唆、指使、利用、参与、包庇和纵容他们从事违法犯罪;都能够既合法又正确地判断出是哪些部门和哪些级别的哪些人员为什么要与为什么能长期利用、包庇和纵容这两种违法犯罪集团成员抢劫和残害我们合法权利者;都能够正确地判断出他们的行为既符合公安局和人民检察院立案标准的规定又是严重的刑事犯罪;都能够正确地判断出没有经过法定事由和法定程序,任何人不得改变私有房地产的所有权属性,否则,单方面改变所有权属性就是违法犯罪行为;都能够既合法又准确地判断出只有破坏社会主义社会制度者、破坏社会主义社会秩序者、恐怖主义者和黑社会集团,才会暴力抢劫合法权利者的合法权利和合法利益,同时,长期保持不立案和不及时依法给予书面答复;都能够既合法又准确地判断出他们是古今中外罕见的、穷凶极恶的黑社会集团;都能够既合法又准确地判断出我们是在维护世界和平、维护社会公平正义和维护法律的尊严;都能够既合法又准确地判断出黑恶势力连手谋杀我们合法权利者。我们全家人既是合法的公民又是遵守中国法律和党纪的公民,我们具有受法律保护的不受任何侵犯的合法权利和合法利益;我们在全世界范围内,为了维护中国社会主义法律体系的尊严,为了维护合法权利者和合法利益者的合法权利和合法利益,我们依照中国法律和党纪永远保持公开举报、控告和通缉所有指使和参加抢劫我们合法权利和合法利益的人!直到韩立超和参加抢劫者被依照法律缉捕,并承担刑事责任和民事赔偿责任,及相关的违法犯罪责任,无论什么人包庇和纵容这两种违法犯罪集团成员!12。柴跃新在2005年7月18日,19日,8月19日,24日,25日,26日到市公安局要求见王立军和书面答复,我未见到王立军,我见到了其他接访人,我再一次把举报书交给接访人员,我在接访处被未穿警服的数个陌生人(他们自称是锦铁派出所的民警,其中有一个自称是李长明,一个自称是高晓军)违法用力推出,让我到他们的专用车上谈,他们拒绝向我出示证件,我没去;我对他们说:“事实和党纪国法证明,你们是知法犯法,你们的姓名是什么?是什么单位的?是什么人指使你们在锦州市公安局院内接访处帮助以韩立超为首的抢劫犯们绑架我的,并阻止我向王立军举报韩立超等人入户抢劫?是哪个黑社会成员雇佣你们绑架我的?你把他找来,我要见他,王立军是否帮助抢劫犯韩立超销赃与落户口?是什么人帮助韩立超销赃、落的户口与不撤证?我要求王立军带他们去投案自首,并撤销落户证及相关证件,我已向他们的上级举报了他们的违法犯罪行为;以韩立超为首的这个黑社会组织成员王立军为什么要与为什么能既不及时依法立案又不及时依法给我们书面答复,是哪些级别和哪些部门的哪些人教唆、指使、利用、参与、包庇和纵容这些违法犯罪行为和集团违法犯罪?事实和中国党纪国法都有明确规定,更高级别的人员为什么要与为什么能涉嫌长期利用、包庇和纵容高级的渎职侵权违法犯罪涉案人员,使得他们长期保持不立案、不撤证、不依法给予书面答复、不投案自首、不依法返还我们的合法权利和合法利益。柴跃新一直在依法以书面的形式向辽宁省公安厅、辽宁省纪检监察机关、公安部、国土资源部和中央纪检监察部等有关部门举报和控告你们这些渎职侵权违法犯罪者和抢劫犯”柴跃新当时就到锦州市各有关部门举报了他们的违法犯罪行为,依法要求王立军给我书面答复,未果。13。柴跃新在2004年9月,到锦州市各有关部门,依法要他们批给锦州金厦房地产开发有限公司的位于我们50户私产楼房的“建设用地规划许可证”、“国有土地使用权证”、“房屋拆迁许可证”和“商品房预售许可证”等证件的复印件,并要求他们签上名字和盖上公章,我拿去到锦州市人民检察院作司法鉴定,并依法确定审批证件人员和抢劫我们私房人员的行为的性质,他们至今不让我看并不给我。 14。《刑法》明文规定这个抢劫我们房地产的私人违法犯罪团伙的行为是:1.入户抢劫,2.持枪抢劫,3.聚众抢劫,等等。他们入户抢劫我们家的动产是:一台燕牌缝纫机等家中财物 ;抢劫不动产是:一楼私产3间正房和该房屋占有的土地使用权,还有门窗。15。例如:理论上讲,如果给原住居民一宗799平方米的平整土地,免去土地费和各种税费,商品住宅楼房的成本价格是每平方米0.08万元,一户原住居民的一楼私产正房市场销售公平公正成交价为160万元,那么,该户原住居民雇合格施工队用这160万元能盖2000平方米的商品住宅楼房,新楼房的市场销售成交价为每平方米0.25万元,则,销售收入为500万元;如果抢劫房地产的私人帮以10万元强迫该户居民交易不成,改成聚众持枪入户抢劫,可见抢劫该原住户居民价值几百万元的私有房地产。16。综上所述,略叙梗概,未能全一;然则,意思等齐,核实可观,余言不赘。字字声声,实事实说。抢房何太极!实名公开报警、举报和控告人柴跃新,两袖清风,一介书生,俯仰无愧,清白守法,合法和守法公民,公正无畏,勇于敢依法阻止和举报他们渎职侵权违法犯罪行为,先天下之忧而忧,为人民服务,依法保家卫国,维护社会公平正义,柴跃新写于2005年10月1日以前。 完!另注:我们为了维护中华人民共和国宪法和社会主义法律体系的尊严,为了伸张正义,依法在锦州市各有关部门举报之后,在2002年1月中旬,柴跃新依照法律公开到北京中央人大信访办和审计署,以书面的形式,举报过他们拍卖锦州市图书馆土地使用权的问题和他们私人违法收购我们私有房地产的行为;在2002年2月10日,我对我们全家人说:“事实求是地讲,事实和法律证明,中国是社会主义法治国家,我们依照法律举报和控告的是抢劫我们私有房地产的具有黑社会性质组织违法犯罪,只有破坏社会主义制度者、恐怖组织成员,黑社会集团才会联手持枪入户抢劫离休干部柴凤冲的一楼私产3间正房和他的家中财物,我们遇到以韩立超为首的私人帮违法犯罪集团以杀人越货的方式联手持枪入户暴力抢劫我们私有财产,这是古今中外罕见的违法犯罪集团,这个具有黑社会性质的违法犯罪集团在他们违法犯罪之后能不立案,证明涉案人员级别高,涉案人员所在部门多,非一般的私人帮所为;如果这其中有一个部门的人员依法行政,他们都不能完成这套违法犯罪程序;只有存在更高级别人员包庇和纵容这个有组织的违法犯罪集团,他们才能长期保持不立案和继续从事违法犯罪行为,保持不立案的时间越长,参与违法犯罪者的级别就越高;如果以韩立超为首的私人黑帮在刑事法庭的被告席上被公开审判了,他们在法律规定的时间内承担了刑事责任,我们的私有财产权才能依法返还;黑帮势力越大,我们全家人越是要持之以恒地向伟大的中国工农红军学习,不怕山大,不怕路长,不怕举报难,不怕这个违法犯罪集团不立案,不怕这个黑帮势力范围大。我们始终保持依照党纪国法走社会主义道路。我们如果遇到违法拍卖土地、违法转让土地、违法出让土地或违法转让土地使用权的人和事,如果遇到抢劫房地产的私人帮违法犯罪集团联手持枪入户暴力抢劫我们家一楼私产3间正房和家中财物,我们都不用害怕;这个抢劫房地产的私人帮违法犯罪集团的势利越大,我们全家人越是要依照中国党纪国法行正!在锦州市,这个私人帮违法犯罪集团行为是否是具有黑社会性质的违法犯罪集团行为,中华人民共和国刑法第294条和其司法解释有明文规定。黑恶势力越大,我们越是要依法公开报警、举报和控告他们的违法犯罪行为。依照中国党纪国法,众所周知,这个私人帮违法犯罪集团所犯罪行,并非仅仅是持枪入户抢劫我们家私有房地产1项罪行!”在2002年3月以前,柴跃新对恐吓我们的人说:“渎职侵权违法犯罪,私人帮借房屋拆迁之名,行抢劫原住居民房地产之实,之后又名利双收,古已有之;黑恶势力连手持械入户抢劫私有财产,非他们首创;他们毁坏的不只是我们的名誉和财产;举报私人黑帮违法犯罪事实的人和有巨额私有财产被抢劫的人可能遇到的事情,我们既听说过,又见过,不怕黑恶势力连手绑票、入户抢劫私房和抢劫私产房照,等等。转告他们投案自首!抢劫房地产的私人违法犯罪团伙与非抢劫房地产的私人违法犯罪团伙相比,有什么异同,事实和法律有明确规定,世人皆知黑恶势力连手作案的特征。我们全家人不惧怕任何方式的黑恶势力连手打击报复!”在2002年4月,柴跃新依照中国党纪国法又到锦州市(市人民检察院、市中级人民法院、市委市政府信访办和市人大信访办)、辽宁省(包括人大信访办、政府信访办、高级人民法院和高级人民检察)和中央人民政府(包括国务院信访办、全国人大信访办、最高人民法院信访办和最高人民检察院信访办)各级有关部门公开以书面的形式举报过一次。有抢劫和违法犯罪者,必然有报警和举报者;所以,必定有依照中华人民共和国宪法和法律及时立案、破案、审判和判决者,维护法律法规秩序者,保护合法的权力者、合法的权利者和合法的利益者。 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Anon:

If I could summarize and rebut some of the comments here:

1) The author's critisizm that modern philanthorpy is ineffective is unfounded, and foriegn investment won't possibly do anything for poverty.

I understand the emotional reaction to critisizm of anyone trying to donate so much to the third world, but can someone provide a clear picture of somewhere modern philanthopy has helped? Not anecdotes of this village's water supply, etc., but an example where a society as a whole has climed out of poverty on the back of philanthropy? If so, what lessons have been learned that could be applied to the modern problems? I think what underlies the author's point is that with birthrates in the developing world being extremely high, poverty and problems are being created faster then cures for desease or education programs can help. Direct foriegn investment holds the promise of hopefully creating a middle class in some of these countries, reducing poverty directly, and the birthrate.

2) Between official corruption and corporate greed, foriegn investment results in exploitation of third world populations.

I don't claim to know enough about this to really offer too much rebuttle. My couple thoughts are that with foreign direct investment the entreprenuers in the host country retain some equity in the corporations they have started, and recieve acompanying benefits. Clearly the author wouldn't disagree that world institutions need to continue pressure goverments to protect investor rights and fight corruption. The same goes for worker's human rights. If the fair trade movement is living up to billing, perhaps human rights groups are having some positive impact on this part of the puzzle.

3) Everything manufactured know is "junk" from china, etc. and capatalism / globalization is to blame.

I'm not sure I agree on either point. First, the shear number of goods available to us, and thier quality is pretty amazing by the standards of a decade or two ago. I feel for the gentlemen who had trouble finding a decent watch, but most of us can find a good quality version of any product for a reasonable price over the low end model. On the other hand, there is no doubt that collectively americans have made clear their desire for low price imported goods. Can we really fault companies, the global economy, etc. for giving us the things which we happily plunk down $$ for? It would be great if someone provided a clear explaination why the existence of "junk" goods reflects anything other then our collective demand for them, or why no company is capable of providing the higher quality goods we "really" want to buy, but can't find.
Clearly, instances like the leaded toys from China are a problem. No company, chinese or otherwise, should be able to avoid the reasonable scrutiny and regulation of consunmer protection laws. The monitoring of these products may even need to be strengthened in light of the past year's events. We were able to successfully create institutions to largely prevent american companies from creating dangerous or misleading products, what is it about foreign goods that prevents us from doing the same?

Richard Rosenthal:

If the world's greatest entrepreneur lived alone on a Island how rich would he/she become. If another ship brought 20 more folk how rich could he/she become. If they were rescued and moved to China how... well you get the idea. Bill gates sold millions of units and is worth billions yet in any village he would just have a few more pigs.
oh yeah and some punk blew 7 billion euros. Isn't that enough for everyone to live on in a day?
Then homer sneezed and all the dinosaurs died.
Whoopie!

John Average:

Very funny to see someone write that the crappy VISTA was build by Indian H1-Bs.

So was the older versions like XP very superior. Can you take that as a showcase of non H1-B achievement?

Come on. Come to the point. Nobody does cheap labor. If you earn $2000 in India, you live a luxurious life. So don't think all those Indian engineers are living substandard life. Read newspapers and see how the world works........

PostToasties:

Gates needs to spend his billions on cash bonuses for voluntary vasectomies not increasing the human population by vaccinations. The problem with global pollution is due to the success of human populations. We will never reduce our consumption, it just won't happen.

Get a clue Bill. And thanks for not having any children.

Axl, Boston,MA:

Aww, come on!
AMD is building a plant in UAE because the Abu Dhabi Authority invested hundreds of millions of dollars in the company. I would to keep my skis in a shed that I own.

Bill Gates is great and he should apply his brilliant mind to uplifting the world's poor if he so chooses. He deserves to advocate his cause at every forum that will hear him. Those that don't want to hear him simply need to tune out -he's not exactly begging for money, just interested and passionate bright minds.

The article was very cynical. I've never seen Boeing's CEO welding, but he's expected to show leadership, stewardship and solidarity with every factory floor worker. The Chuck Prince comment just sucks.

John A. Bailo:


Does Bill use Linux now?

I hadn't heard...

Adnan:

Do you know how much FDI is attracted by a nation suffering from AIDS, malaria and illiteracy?

Not much. At the moment, AMD is not investing nearly a billion dollars to build a plant in sub-Saharan Africa, but instead the UAE (one of the richest countries in the world on a per-capita basis, though small and fast growing).

So I think the point is that you're missing the point. Fundamental changes need to occur in most poor nations to get to a stage of rapid development. FDI does not, and will never, just fall out of the air onto the poorest, least-equipped nations. Bill Gates' ambitions toward things like ending malaria and improving education have an eye towards making developing countries more attractive to FDI, and more able to help themselves.

Both are goals I'm sure you agree with.

DB:

Also, GMHeller is spot on about what is necessary for foreign investment. If a foreign business can't own it and be protected, they become at the whim of the government who can just take the assets and give it to some family member to run (at which point there's a good chance it'll fall apart). But even if companies do have that protection, locals will get jealous of foreigners coming in and making money off of their country. There has to be philanthropic aspect to this, or the whole thing falls apart I think. Feel free to comment.

DB:

It seems to me that capitalism inherently creates a separation between the rich and the poor. You have the owner who makes profit on a product, the money flows upwards and generally stays there. I suppose you can hope it trickles down, but that's a tough call because do rich people really want to give up their wealth to the point it affects them? Absolutely not. In America, the gap between rich and poor is increasing. Do we want to bring that to developing countries?

Suppose you do try to bring capitalism in developing countries, I would suppose that the elite will try to capture all of the business because they control the government and will want the money to flow through them. I find it hard to believe that creative capitalism, especially by private owners, will bring together the divide of rich and poor in developing countries, which already exists and is only likely to become bigger. Maybe people will call that growing pains, and the real level of income at the bottom level will increase by the some minute amount.

Doug:

I thought the statistics showed that eessentially all the cash supplied to developing nations in Africa was squirreled away into private bank accounts for the countries' leaders, leaving almost nothing to show for those investments.

Doug:

I thought the statistics showed that eessentially all the cash supplied to developing nations in Africa was squirred away into private bank accounts for the countries' leaders, leaving almost nothing to show for those investments.

Mike Brooks:

I bought a new watch yesterday at Costco. I needed to buy one because the Wenger I had bought only 6 months before simply up and died (the second hand moved but nothing else worked). I got it home, and that watch, for which I paid $314.99, didn't work right out of the box! So, I drove back into town and returned it for another. I checked that watch before leaving the store. That one didn't work either (the hands were frozen in place and short of did this spastic dance in place). So, I and a store clerk checked three others. One of them actually worked, but I didn't wish to gamble, so ended up buying a Tag. The essential core to this story is that all of those watches but the Tag were made in China. Before the Bush-Clinton free trade nonsense you could spend $19.95 for a Timex that would work long after the band had fallen apart, but any watch you don't spend more than $500 on today is a piece of junk. Same with dish washers, televisions, computers, and software. The price hasn't gone down. Usually it's gone up. The merchandise is junk made in some offshore factory where workers make maybe 50 cents an hour using pot metal and plastic. It is direct shipped into the U.S., no duty or taxes even paid, and sold for hundreds of dollars pocketed by some investor in Mr. Gate's new economy, some American investor that is a participant in this "creative capitolism" scheme. Everyone up and down the line, everyone but the Mr. Gates of the world suffers from the Ponzi Scheme being outed as the "global economy".

David Ellis:

This is beyond insulting, coming from a guy who has used every dirty, back-door trick imaginable to crush innovation and competition that doesn't line his pockets directly.

What capitalism NEEDS, if it can be fixed at all, is far fewer arrogant, corrupt crooks like Mr. Gates.

GMHeller:

Aren't Mr. Gates and Mr. Gupte forgetting something?
Foreign investing won't progress to the desired levels unless there is:
a) the ability of foreign private investors to own property and assets outright in third-world countries;
b) a judicial system in each country which allows foreign investors to sue to protect those assets and property; and most importantly,
c) reform in third world governments to cut back on the epidemic of corruption amongst high and low officials (which to get anything done necessitates having to pay so much in bribes that the total cost of any investment is increased by orders of magnitude).
Until these basic issues are tackled, pie-in-the-sky speeches aren't going to alter the risk factors inherent at present in third-world investing.

Mobedda:

Um..... Huh?

Rich Rosenthal:

H LEMBO,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toyota_Production_System

I went way beyond manufacturing and applied this to capitalism in general. Thus human needs must be prioritized: Air, temperature, water, food...etc. at the end of the list are lear jets and yachts.
Also the Toyota production system is a meticulously planned and tuned system. A more organic and phased-in approach to improving capitalism will naturally evolve. It cannot be coerced. It will be resisted by the powerful and wealthy because the goal is not profits but the end items: goods and services at cost with the economies of scale but there are much more intelligent and willing people than the rich and powerful. There will still be rich and poor but the disparity will not be so amplified.

The real gap:

Just for the record, the gap created by capitalism is not between one country and another. It's between groups of people within the same country. You can greatly increase the per-capita *average* income of a "developing" country while greatly increasing the numbers and desperation of the poor at the same time - which historically has been the net effect of capital globalization. A few ultra-wealthy individuals, natural resources removed permanently by global corporations, lots more really poor individuals, a higher average income and lower median income, and its called economic development.

Keith Everett:

Regrettably, FDI alone will not make much difference for the majority of people in the poorest countries. In much of the world, political and judicial corruption backed by military force assure that only the elite benefit from financial investments. Other cultural barriers - e.g., religious beliefs and resistance to the education of children - are also serious impediments to economic progress. Unless the international community develops effective ways to help nations build effective leadership and institutions of integrity, neither FDI nor other forms of economic assistance will produce sustainable improvements for the world's poorest people.

tim sullivan:

I wonder if anyone's given thought to a transcontinental railway through the middle of Africa? This would expedite the tons of medicine and food the regions need and would begin the process of nation building.

Steve:

You are trying to put down Bill Gates?? Are you kiddin? Do you have any idea how much progress he has made since he started his foundation? He is not an idiot....that is why he is Bill Gates and you are you. Enough said

Jen:

You are completely overlooking an important factor.

Almost every major significant CHANGE is brought around FIRST through active, venture PHILANTHROPY, not government.

Space travel? Made possible FIRST by philanthropy, then given (or taken, depending on how you look at it) over to the government when it became viable.

Cure for polio? Philanthropy made it possible. Thank the March of Dimes.

The first open heart surgery? Philanthropy made it possible.

Bill Gates isn't an idiot. What he's doing is putting his money where his mouth is. If you don't like it, give your money to the government and tell them how to spend it.

presto:

What is his credibility? How the hell did his piece get picked up by post? and he is writing a book on Middle east.... Fast and slippery leading a blind.

dontgetit:

Bill Gates is doing both. He's creating jobs and therefore bolstering the education and educated in Asia directly with Microsoft and subsidiaries, and he's also using his philanthropic funds to provide some pretty big Band-aids (capital B, like Billion) around the 3rd world. Maybe he chose a poor phrase in describing his vision, but his actions are right on!!!

H Lembo:

Capitalism thrives on so called "growth", nowadays it loosely translates to "buy until you drop" because you "need it". Once the "needs" (sarcasm here) are fulfilled, and we don't need the manufacturing sector anymore, we drop them like hot potatoes, send them to collect unemployment for one year after which they don't count as "unemployed" anymore officially, thence the always rosy 5% BS unemployment rate. Presto! the new lower class has been created until the next economic expansion comes along with more babies and people reaching "consumer" status.
Both Gates (philantropist or not) and Gupte are full of crap. Maybe I don't blame Mr Gates for being naive so much, perhaps obnibulated by his billions and good deeds, but when I read the title
"Creative Capitalism? No Thanks, Bill"
I thought I was in for a treat. What a load of crap, especially knowing that YOU Mr Gupte are no Idiot and you know how wealth is/was created and distributed in the 20th and current century; and we haven't been able to erradicate poverty yet in over 100 years!!? Oh golly gee, why I ask?
Perhaps because for the problems that you propose we solve on your article CAPITALISM IS NOT THE ANSWER. It might be the answer for the hands that feed you and read your contributions on Forbes and the likes, but those are the same capitalist hands you failed to bite when it came to telling the truth about capitalism and the terrible price we, our children and our planet are paying for spousing just a selfish and self serving economic system.


I'd like to learn more about what the poster Rich Rosenthal tells us:

"In manufacturing there is a practice called lean manufacturing. Toyota does it as does others. JIT etc. Basically it is a demand or pull system."

...and how is implemented.

Dan:

Without enforcable contract law, the poor nations of the world will always remain poor. It is not greedy capitalists that keep them in poverty. It is folks who don't feel like risking their entire investment to corruption, cronyism and graft. No average investor would want to see their money put at such risk.

ascio:

You all seem to forget that Bill Gates became the billionaire he is by basically stealing the programming that lead to MS-DOS (which was not crap at the time) and nobody has the guts to call him on it. Since his wealth is ill gotten, and his drive to maintain a monopoly on available software seems all consuming, why should he be praised for giving a small percentage of his money to philantropic causes?He claims to want to develop a vaccine against malaria but is will to pay researchers a only a pittance. Most of us can't afford to "give away" our time and energy so someone like Bill Gates can get even richer patenting such a vaccine - and admit it - you know he would!

John Diatte:

Can't do it in the USA, why talk about the rest of the world.

John Diatte:

Can't do it in the USA, why talk about the rest of the world.

John Diatte:

If you really want to help the people of the world there can be no secrets. as the world stands now only the rich or near rich can afford access to information.
You must do away with royalty payments.
you must make the internet free to all people.(now the crooks at cable and telco's are trying to find a way to charge based on use).
You must make access to information free and attainable to all people.
I don't think that Gates or any other elite want to really help the worlds people but want the worlds people to help them.
Give them all jobs and keep all the profit.
(that what sustainable capitalizm is)

Practical in NC:

OK. You all seem to miss the point. First of all - to measure poverty in terms of dollars and cents is to ignore overall quality of life, which should factor in any consideration of poverty. Many European countries lack the per capita income or purchasing power of more industrialized nations and yet if the question were about quality of life rather than number of euros available to spend, I believe you would be hard pressed to find as bleak a portrait of world poverty.

Now that does not mean that I believe that there are not incredibly impoverished areas of the world, such Africa, Central and South America, and Southeast Asia where even basic shelter and health care are out of the reach of the masses. But instead of faulty industrialized nations for not giving more dollars, euros, or yen, we need to focus on how to satisfy the basic needs of the less fortunate. This can be done, not by foreign investment, aid or the like. It takes raising a collective consciousness and awareness of the world's needs (a tall order especially in America) and removing the barriers that deter individual participation and investment.

Similarly, it takes a commitment from those being helped to be good stewards of the skills and resources that they would receive. This involves not just purging oppressive political regimes (although it could provide a great benefit) but also acting locally and using the knowledge and skills provided to move toward self-sustainability. It would require ending sectarian violence (a major barrier to economic development in the third world) and finally, not looking to developed nations for a monetary "bail out".

If you want to help meet these needs, consider volunteering your time, effort and funds to organizations that attempt to "teach a man to fish". Your gestures don't have to be grandiose. Check out the following:

www.freerice.com
www.heifer.org
www.peacecorps.org

If everyone would do a little, we could accomplish a lot. But let's stop b*%##ing about giving money. Give of your time and of yourself. And on the receiving end, lay down the prejudices and violence that are keeping you in poverty.

pappy:

"...the fact remains that foreign investors haven't ventured into the country's vast hinterland, where 70 percent of India's 1.2 billion people live."

Come on now, Gopte. INDIANS haven't ventured (economically) into India's vast hinterland! The social cast system in India is by far the biggest impediment to economic growth in India. When a country treats 70 percent of its population as defective the only outcome possible is a very under performing economy. Most "third world" or "developing economies" have social barriers to development that must be overcome in BEFORE their economic plight can improve.

Hunky Santa:

I'm delighted that Bill Gates is reading the important work of the late Julian Simon. When he digests Mr. Simon's central idea - that human beings in market economies are "the ultimate resource" - Mr. Gates might then recognize that there is no need to change capitalism so that it becomes "creative." Capitalism has always been creative. It is inherently creative.

Everything from apparently mundane pencils and stocked supermarket shelves to obviously complex skyscrapers and personal computers are astonishingly complex artifacts created by human ingenuity unleashed, as only capitalism can unleash it, to experiment, cooperate, and compete. No philanthropist, no government body or commission, no Great Leader - no matter how "creative" or "kind" - has done one-trillionth as much to give dignity and comfort to ordinary people as has capitalism. It doesn't need re-inventing or to be made kinder; it just needs to be spread more widely around the world.

Dwight:

The author is right.

The World Bank and Unesco have been in Africa for 40 years, and change nothing.

Korea, SE Asia, China, and now India clearly show the folly in their approach.

What might Mr. Gates add to what has been proven?

There is a big void in the development of human capital.

It would be very interesting to look at 20-50 year financing of education: loans to people for a share of their future salary, above the poverty wage.

FDI will follow an educated, able populous.

The communists/socialists were pretty good at education, and horrible at about everything else. So those countries are accelerating faster.

The feudal/tribal countries (Latin America, Africa, Middle East) do not have a strong a base into the lower tiers, and do not have a culture of education/profession in the bottom 70%.

Using business skills to cultivate the culture of education/profession via long term revenue sharing loans would be controversial (you can't take their future wages -- horrors!! the World Bank do-gooders will again holler, just like they do at factory owners who install the unpleasantry of industrial discipline at modest intro wages).

But the World Bankers and Rock Stars have nothing, nothing, nothing to show for broad scale poverty allevation despite decades of self-righteous handwringing and poorly used public funds. They should, by now, have the humility to admit their failures and, with all due respect, shut up and go home.

Think different (then that crowd) Mr. Gates!

oilhistorian:

Corrupt and despotic governments are the reason for poverty? Common sense would seem to indicate otherwise. Taiwan and South Korea seemed to do quite well for themselves with despotic regimes back in the '60s and '70s. Singapore is bustling, and nobody will ever mistake it for a bastion of liberalism. Heck, Mussolini and Hitler had two of the strongest economies in the industrial world in the midst of the Great Depression. Despotism does not mean economic failure any more than democracy equates to economic success.

Gupte is on target. FDI is instrumental in developing a strong industrial economy. Look no further than our own (US) history. British investment in the US in the nineteenth century was instrumental in funding America's rise to industrial and economic dominance. We Americans often forget that we were once a developing economy dealing with a colonial legacy.

Bob22003: While I'd trust Gates' advice on how to build and run a monopoly, his wealth does not in some way confer upon him any special insight on how to develop a national economy.

thopaine:

This article misses the point, badly.The policies of corrupt and despotic governments are the reasons for world poverty(pakistan,middle east, far east,south asia etc.) and their removal is the solution.
The saudi royal family can invest in its own country and eliminate poverty there,for example.
Why encourage'foreign' involvement, which seems to incense the locals against 'imperialism(especially western),causes unrest and even war and revolution.
We should stay home where we are wanted and appreciated.

Rich Rosenthal:

In today's world, nobody cares about who makes software, cars, computers, cell phones or aircraft. If the Indians or the Chinese can do it, ok. If the Mexicans or the Brazilians can do it, no problem. If the Irish or the Romanians can do it, perfect.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
oh, business know no borders, do these same rules apply to actual humans?
In manufacturing there is a practice called lean manufacturing. Toyota does it as does others. JIT etc. Basically it is a demand or pull system. The future may evolve in such a way to where advanced communication may allow human need (then wants) to pull resources without waste, without risk, without reward, without inventory, without marketing or merchandising. Need is fulfilled, no more, no less.
This is an ultra efficient free market mechanism that requires no planning, CEOs or government. People just need to articulate needs and pitch in to make it happen and that is it's own reward. The better you can do it the more you can get out of it.
If Toyota can do it, anyone can.

Scott Hendry:

I wonder if the first release of MICROSOFT VIStA is version H1-B? ;-) Seriously, If companies like Microsoft paid their Indian workers what they were TRULY worth in terms of the company's return for their labor, that would go a long way to improving poverty in the poorer countries. Instead all they do is exploit their workers and the customers who buy their products and make squillions on the interchange.

taichilo:

Wait a minute , haven't we heard all this critize before? Gupte!

I do think if this world has more Bill Gates, and less Gupte, the world would be better!

It is easy to critize and very difficult to offer
solution! Smart as Mr. Gates can easyly to choose other work to do! He stays there to give something back to this society and expect nothing back! Great people!

Gupte, can you give another 'SUSTAINABLE' method to solve the poverty PROBLEM of the Third World! Not the damn and useless figure.

Another Anark:

Gates sez:

"We have to find a way to make the aspects of capitalism that serve wealthier people serve poorer people as well."

No. We have to dismantle the aspects of capitalism that serve wealthier people in order to construct a humane, just society in which all people can live with human dignity.

There is no road to poverty eradication that does not run through these robber barons' swimming pools and Mercedes. Champagne liberals like Gates and Jeffrey Sachs may wish it were so but that does not make it so.

That is to say, good post Mr. Gupte!

Rashi Kesarwani:

Pranay,
It may not be your intention, but you come off sounding like a heartless bastard. I agree with Berry in Ecuador:

"How is an orphan child, who got HIV from his mother, supposed to benefit from foreign direct investment? How are hundreds of millions of children supposed to gain "know-how" from foreign companies, if they have never learned how to read, because there are no schools out there?"

berry, ecuador:

LOL, MikeB.

You seem too nostalgic about old Microsoft engineers, who gave us such crap as MS-DOS, Windows 3.1, Windows 95 and so on.

Please stop crying about the H1B visas. Indian engineers don't need such visas to develop software in Bangalore.

In today's world, nobody cares about who makes software, cars, computers, cell phones or aircraft. If the Indians or the Chinese can do it, ok. If the Mexicans or the Brazilians can do it, no problem. If the Irish or the Romanians can do it, perfect.

Just look at today's news about a Nokia plant being closed in Germany. There's no way Nokia is going to keep that plant open, with German workers getting paid ten times as much as the Romanians... for the same job. The same "crappy" job, as you love to say.

JBE:

Well with negative, self defeatist attitudes why should anyone even try?

Surely the past is littered with speeches about the plight of others.

Surely Mr. Gates is like no other philanthropist in history.

How about a positive effort to make his assertions a reality?

Or perhaps you prefer to fail before trying because its easier to wallow in poverty than take the challenge to improve the lot of the billions of poor people in the world?

Respectfully, I think a positive approach is far more likely to bear fruit.

MikeB:

One word "VISTA". Microsoft canned most of their older U.S. engineers and replaced them with thousands of cheap Indian workers here on temporary work visas, those infamous H1-B visas. They build that piece of junk called Vista. The finishing touches and the customer support are Indian. Likewise, Apple's MacIntoshes (which I used to love) have been outsourced to China. The results are crappy keyboards and displays that have a return rate that doesn't bankrupt Apple only because they are made dirt cheap and the cost hasn't dropped one dime from pre-outsourcing days. Creative Capitalism involves selling crap, overpriced junk, made dirt cheap with obscene profits built in and slick marketing campaigns and a compliant media that doesn't report how badly we have all been taken by this gigantic Ponzi Scheme call "free trade". Bill Gates should be ashamed of himself,

vb:

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judy:

How does direct foreign investment conquer corruption, which seems to me like the main parasite on progress, and the main deterrent to a stable environment and rule of law? Without thwarting corruption and the abuses and waste it promotes, it's impossible to invest, create jobs, accumulate savings, reinvest.

Bob22003:

Pranay, when your net worth reaches about $40 billion because you founded and directed a software company with unprecedented international reach, someone might actually find your advice credible. Until then, pal, walk east 'till your hat floats.

berry, ecuador:

This article is an insult to the poor people around the world.

How is an orphan child, who got HIV from his mother, supposed to benefit from foreign direct investment? How are hundreds of millions of children supposed to gain "know-how" from foreign companies, if they have never learned how to read, because there are no schools out there?

I don't know who Pranay Gupte is. Never heard of him.

But I know who Bill Gates is: probably the greatest entrepreneur of our time, and one the greatest phylantropists of all times; over the past three decades, he changed the world through Microsoft, and he is changing the world through his foundation now.

Maybe his approach to developpment is wrong; maybe it's right. But at least Bill Gates is putting his money where his mouth is, BOTH in terms of foreign direct investment -Microsoft is one the leading investors in China, India, and many other countries- AND in terms of direct help to the poor people who can't afford to pay for vaccines, basic education, or medical treatment.

Shame on those like Pranay Gupte, who only see $$$$$ as the begining and the end of everything.

Hootathought:

I think we're now suffering the result of "creative capitalism."

seattledodger:

yep. nothing like 'owning one's means of production' to coin a phrase.

nice article that even an anark can respect.

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