Global apartheid – how it works

This is an amazing info graphic from the Dutch architecture outfit, TD architects, one of their SNOGs, or “snapshots of globalisation”. Do visit their highly unusual website to see more. Or stop to tell me if I’m being fair in giving the graphic the title I have.

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I am an environmental writer, journalist and speaker living in Cape Town, South Africa.
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5 Responses to Global apartheid – how it works

  1. Amanda Jephson says:

    Hi David

    I love your blog, very informative and relevant.

    Hope you are back safely in SA after your winter freeze down episode in the UK??

    Love Amanda

    • David says:

      Amanda!
      Indeed, yes, back for a while now, but it’s been a bit of a slow year for me so far. But busy with this now, amongst other things. And definitely think I must make a plan to come visit, and take advantage of your very kind offer.

  2. theunamerican says:

    so because we made more money for ourselves we have to be overrun with third world people? who wreck standard of living and destroy culture? interesting

    • David says:

      Hm, I thought America was built by allowing itself to be “overrun” by immigrants from countries that were at the time distinctly “third world”.

      It seems you don’t care for “third world people”. If you are someone who believes that your own interests always come first, regardless of the expense to others, then we probably don’t have the basis for a conversation here.

      Another perspective on immigrants, and one closer to the actual facts, is that they help build economies, and create new cultures, which can be an exciting process if you’re not too attached to old “culture”.

      Of course, I speak as a “third world person”, so I may not be too objective about these matters.

      • Matt says:

        To play Devil’s Advocate for a mo…

        America was indeed built by people who came from all over the world, though primarily Europe. And when they came over there were no “social safety nets” but private, not government, charity. In short, the socioeconomic impact of immigrants going to America was dramatic, not necessarily a drain.

        The differences between pre-1970 and now are substantial, some even say actually incomparable.

        As for “old culture” and “new culture”… America’s culture hasn’t been terribly stable for quite some time. It’s balkanized quite a bit, and I’m speaking from my 30+ years here. America isn’t a melting pot but a smelting pot.

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