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answered by LEGEND (6,011 points) 6 13 26
Let me put it this way. The environment is man and his entire surroundings which includes all biotic and abiotic factors. The actions of man ultimately affect the environment. Man has culture and man runs the economy. The culture of man must not affect the relationship between the economy and the environment but unfortunately it does. This is the root cause of segregation, social class and strata. This stems from uneven allocation of both manmade and natural resources due to preference, tribalism, bias etc.

This scenario plays out a lot in my country in terms of jobs, education, healthcare, amenities etc. The groups that enjoy these benefits the most are the ones whose representatives are in places of power within the economy.
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Hi. Thank you so much for sharing your ideas. Can you provide one concrete example on how a country's culture poses a major influence on the economy and the environment?
replied by LEGEND (6,011 points) 6 13 26
In my state to be precise, there are two major tribes to be precise. That of the majority and minority. During election for public positions, the majority always wins the vote irrespective of qualifications, experience and capabilities. The governor always comes from the majority group. I belong to the minority and because of this, we are the least developed. We lack good schools, roads, healthcare etc while the other group gets the best out of the economy. 
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Now I understand that you are referring to the lack of representation of a certain cultural tribe, for instance in the government. Hence, their interest only comes next to that of the majority's. However, do you think this has nothing to do with the beliefs and values that a collective (where that representative come from) has, which consequently influence decisions concerning economic development and environmental management?

Having that mentioned, I would also like to apologize for not being clear about my denition of culture. In this question, I would like to specifically define it as the beliefs and values that ethnic, religious or social groups have that remains fairly unchanged from generation to generation.
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If I totally decipher you, then yes it does. Example is how most culture do not give equal rights to male and female. The males are always placed above so this often plays out even in the economic level. Males get more opportunities than female folks even when they are as qualified. The percentage that caters for female education is low compared to that of boys. You'll find that there are more men within the work force than women. 
replied by ELITE (3,054 points) 8 36 66
Yes. You are very much right about that. And when women are considered for the job, they are usually paid less that what's given to men.

Do you think the negative impact of culture on the aspect of economy and environment totally overshadow the positive impacts it poses?
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answered by Patron (2,999 points) 3 8 16
Culture is primarily the total way of life which is usually centred on our morals and ethics which enable us find comfort in our lives. Culture is not in any way  to reshape the economy but in reality it does.
Humans resources, natural resources and effective management are the major factors that should reshape the economy of each country
In every part of the world today we have two set of people which are either male or female,  rich or poor,  majority or minority,  whites or black. Our cultures differs from places to places. In regions where credibility is not adopted but cultural favouritism, cuture tends to reshape their economy and that is why such economy does not grow as expected especially in African countries where who know the leaders get the job whether he or she is qualified or not.
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answered by LEGEND (6,072 points) 7 22 49
The truth is the influence culture have on our lives cannot be overemphasized including the economy as well as the environment. Although it may look intangible, culture plays a key role in all we do. And its impact on the economy is noticeable in the manner things are done starting from the grassroot to the federal level of governance.


The environment is also majorly controlled by culture simply because it is where human activities are conducted. There can't be economy without the environment too (same with culture) owing to the fact that the economy is structured on the basis of the both.
Therefore, it is better for every government in every country to recognize the impact of the environment and culture on the economy by prioritizing more on how they can get the best out of these two primary influencers of the economy.

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