Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Poverty Facts and Stats

The poorest 40 percent of the world’s population accounts for 5 percent of global income. The richest 20 percent accounts for three-quarters of world income.

According to UNICEF, 24,000 children die each day due to poverty. And they “die quietly in some of the poorest villages on earth, far removed from the scrutiny and the conscience of the world. Being meek and weak in life makes these dying multitudes even more invisible in death.

In 2005, the wealthiest 20% of the world accounted for 76.6% of total private consumption. The poorest fifth just 1.5%:

The wealthiest nation on Earth has the widest gap between rich and poor of any industrialized nation

there's more alarming facts here and all this reminded me of this fucked up story
basically if you're not a socialist you're an idiot