The above heading sounds like an apt title for a book or major paper, but lets face it..power rests in the control of economic resources, as Karl Marx exhorts in the concept of the 'superstructure'.
PNGeans must begin to develop economic nationalism to the extent that we must own companies that extract our own resources from our own soil.
1. Melanesian cultural hindrances/mindset/worldview/romanticism/work ethic etc..
2. Lack of; Educational opportunities/exposure to the realities of the outside world/fed propaganda by powers that be such as the world media and the propaganda machinery of MNC's.
3. Negative Spiritual influences that work behind the scenes even on a national scale which hinder national economic growth and prosperity.,eg..MP's who win elections through the patronage of witchcraft allow negative spiritual entities and their inherent curses to rule over their people, electorate, and even country - in the case of a PM.
What I'm trying to say is that the only way to save PNG from the Asian hordes and other opportunists is to RISE UP AND BECOME CAPITALISTS and take control of your resources, otherwise its bye-bye to everything!!!!!
One person that has definitely seen the light and has done something about it is the member-elect for Yangoru-Saussia, Hon.Richard Maru. If he becomes recognized for what he's done so far as the former MD for NDB and given a substantial economic ministry by the PM, I am dead certain he will lead the assault in economic nationalism and economically empower our people, and bring the economic power base back on-shore.
Another person who also has great potential in that regard is Peter Donigi but unfortunately the people of East Sepik had the great wisdom to vote otherwise.