Overemphasis on rapid returns on investment

The investment of surplus capital, by both the private and public sectors, tends to be directed towards the rapid accumulation of capital returns. Capital is not available for the broad-based acquisition of theoretical technological knowledge and its practical applications, resulting in minimal development of the human resources crucial to a stable economy. Without this kind of investment in the future, the economically weak nations of the world will be unable to develop industry and business enterprises which would provide them with the means to enter the world market in a competitive fashion.
Broader Problems:
Capitalist speculation
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Date of last update
01.01.2000 – 00:00 CET