Friday, October 17, 2014

Rich

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/economics/11161150/Are-you-among-the-worlds-wealthiest.html#

The richest people in the world got richer last year.  That's no surpise, the rich often get richer.  Who are the richest people in the world?  Everyone with more that $3,650 dollars is in the richest half.  Too often in America we hear about the super rich who own half of the wealth of the world. 

It's true that a few people control almost half of the wealth in the world.  But what is also true is that they change all the time because other people are getting rich and bumping the old ones off the list.  What is also true is the poor are getting richer too. 

In the United States nearly everyone has a car, a color television, a home, electricity, indoor plumbing, clean water and free education up to high school.  By almost any international or historical standard that's rich.  The greatest health hazard of the poor in the US is obesity.  No famines here; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.


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