Building social capital – PAKISTAN 2015

How did Europe develop social capital, and we despite our many claims to history manifested so well in our monuments could not create an East India Company or Royal Society or a stock exchange? Broadly speaking, the answer is found in the development of the urban middle class that had cut its rural roots and developed new forms of associations such as clubs, trade and professional guilds, schools, universities and many other forms of collaboration. English public schools through conscious development of an esprit de corps, discipline and team sports prepared the company administrators who ruled us for over 200 years.

via Building social capital – Nadeem Ul Haque.

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