Maldistribution of productive capacity
Claim: Appropriate development is inconceivable without radical change and redistribution. It will not result from continued pursuit of economic growth or the further enrichment of the wealthy, and any hoped for trickle down effects. The need is not so much for redistribution of existing wealth from the wealthy to the poor, rather what is most required is a redistribution of the existing productive capacity, especially the land, so that people can produce for themselves the things that they perceive as necessary for modest but adequate standard of living.
Problem Type: C: Cross-sectoral problems
Date of last update 15.02.1999 – 00:00 CET