Sunday, April 12, 2009

If the world were a village of 100 people...

... 6 of the people would control 59% of the village's wealth. And the 6 all come from the USA.

The bottom 20% have to make do with a mere 2% of the village's wealth.

I wonder if, in a village of a mere 100 people, such a vast wealth discrepancy would be tolerated?

Toby Ng has created a series of drawing based on this theme which are real eye openers and well worth a look.

Hat tip to Andrew Sullivan.

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