War of the Worlds: Rich vs Poor
brought to you by corrupt politicians or
it was never about “keeping up with the Joneses”
it was about BECOMING the Joneses
billionaires worldwide increased in 2006 to 793
largely due to bullish global stock markets
TOTAL NET WORTH JUMPED to $2.6 trillion.
3.0 billion live on less than two dollars per day
global population of over 6.0 billion people (April 2001)
ILO – 2005 – of the more than 2.8 billion workers
1.4 billion below US $1 a day poverty line
just as many as 10 years ago – or
NO JUMP IN NET WORTH
THAT is not counting the jobless
Over one billion people on the planet lack adequate housing,
while around 100 million have no housing whatsoever.
It is estimated that about 8 million people die
each year because they are too poor to survive.
The needle is in the haystack
growing ever smaller
will soon take a microscopic Camel
to fit thru the eye.