by: Dr. Manzur Ejaz, USA
Courtesy: Wichaar.com, June 9th, 2009
…Such an ideological blind is not US specifics. Most countries like Pakistan are even worse when it comes to distribution of wealth and social services. Despite being the worst case in the capitalist world—Canada, Europeans and Japan have a much better system of social services—the US still has several programs to safeguard the poor in extreme distress. But, Pakistan and most other developing nations, including India, favor rich at the expense of the poor. The ruling elites in these countries perpetuate the ideological blind in various ways. As a matter of fact, the religious extremism has helped the ruling elites in this regard.