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To: The_Reader_David

If you’re experiencing it, it doesn’t matter if it’s mild or extreme poverty. But we’re nothing near the level of poverty that they suffer in 3rd world countries


58 posted on 01/20/2013 11:24:46 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: jsanders2001

I think the difference does matter — there’s a big difference between having trouble making ends meet and not being able to afford luxuries because all your income is going to food, shelter and clothing (or maybe those plus a cell phone bill, a cable TV/internet bill and keeping a junk car on the road here in the U.S.) and not being able to get enough to eat on a regular basis while living in a hut made of cardboard and packing crates and wearing rags.

The point of Oxfam’s claim is that 1/4 of the aggregate income of the 100 wealthiest people on the planet would, correctly used, suffice to abolish the truly grinding poverty suffered principally in Third World countries (and replace it with more ordinary, more bearable poverty).


82 posted on 01/20/2013 1:41:04 PM PST by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know...)
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