What does it take for a developing nation to move ahead and join the ranks of the developed world? For all the tremendous advances for at least some developing nations in the last decade or more, there is still a gap. Brazil is not quite developed nation yet on the eve of their 2 year long coming out party due to start with the World Cup next year. It’s not that the people aren’t trying, it’s not that the nation doesn’t want to be there. It’s that it’s hard, dedicated work. It’s that … the problem is almost too simple to understand.
The fundamentals of running a government always seem to slip between the cracks of the politics that define any nation. The US is no different from any other in that regard – look no further than the calls to first push us over a “fiscal cliff” and now perhaps shut down the government for the lack of a budget (or continuing resolution). But that’s what it’s all about, regardless. And in developing nations we can see what the global leadership crisis really looks like – a lack of Government 101.