Dissertation findings in a song

Here, there is an imperfect attempt, still incomplete that summarizes a part of my dissertation.

 

The promise of modernity
installed in colonial times
was a project of European minds.
They have made us to believe
that more sciences will make us free.
But, colonial roots are strong!!
Main exports are still raw!
Technology is not much used.
Private firms & government excuse
Create science capacity costs a lot.

 

But wasn’t knowledge the engine to grow?
In the south, foreign firms don’t invest
R&D in the north, they prefer.
While several statistics show
that more people with PhD
complain for the lack of jobs,
I’d like to dive a little bit more.
Knowledge for the public good
could inequalities reduce
but deeper work need to be done.

Let’ me explain what I see
The power game. Your fruits
are because your roots.
Sometimes, merit could lead
to formal and upward succeed.
Truth. More people from low class
became professors at once.
Yet, they still earn a lot less
than ones with foreign last names.
Not all got the same gains.

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Mural from Athens-Greece

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