Rich and Prosperous Nations of the World Belong to the Knowledge Economy While the Poorest and Undeveloped Ones Belong to Religion Economy – Analyst


This YouTube video posits that there are two economies of the contemporary world to each nation-state belongs. The rich, developed and thus prosperous nations belong to the knowledge economy while the poor and underdeveloped ones are built on religion economy. A country like Japan belongs to the knowledge economy. Though this country hardly possesses natural resources required by industrial development within its borders, it is nonetheless one of the most industrialized countries in the world. Similarly, China is another knowledge economy. Within only few short decades, the Chinese have transformed their national economy to function at parity to that of the world’s lone military and economic superpower, the United States of America. These two countries, though not build on religion economy, have a very low level of official corruption, murder and other crimes/vices.

Countries of Africa, particularly in the sub-Saharan region, are religion economies. The religion economy “blackmails God by dumping all responsibilities on Him”. The knowledge economy, on the other hand, “tasks the brain, asks questions and proffers solutions” with minimal reliance on the supernatural. In short, the knowledge economy tasks the brain while the religion economy numbs the brain. African countries own abundant natural resources like gold, diamond, copper, petroleum and gas, diverse agricultural produce and wildlife. Still, it is wildly perceived to be the poverty capital of the world.

The two greatest organized religions of the world, Christianity and Islam, originated from Israel and Saudi Arabia. These countries, paradoxically, are not religion economies. They are knowledge economies that have since devised the means to use the human fascination for organized religious fervor to make wealth for their countries as hosts for pilgrims congregating from all parts of the world. Inhabitants of the religion economies of Africa are the chief patrons and sponsors of pilgrimage sites of Israel and the Arabian peninsula.

Some corrupt countries are comfortable disseminating nuisance to humanity with their globalization of the religion economy. The negative connotations of religion economy, such as official corruption, cronyism, lassitude, mass unemployment and material poverty, rob off on the general attitude and political culture of the populace. Citizens of religion economies of Africa give little deference to learning or full application of knowledge, which could culminate in increased productivity and new wealth creation.

It is indeed an illusion to anticipate wisdom where people do not pay attention to knowledge.