Posts Tagged ‘world poverty’

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    Phone Power

    Oct 14, 12 • 251 Views • No Comments

    Only 3 years ago in sub-Saharan Africa, more than two-thirds of all roads were unpaved, three-quarters of the population was without electricity, and there were 3 landline phones per 100 people. Enter the cell phone. As of 2010, in low and middle income...  [read more]

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    U.S. Affluence

    Feb 16, 11 • 243 Views • No Comments

    How rich is the U.S.? Economist Branco Milanovic, in The Haves and the Have-Nots, gives us a really interesting answer. The poorest people in the U.S. are richer than most of the higher income individuals in other countries. Specifically, the poorest 5% of...  [read more]