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Western Poverty: A Crime-Against-Humanity Proven In One Picture

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Many previous commentaries have detailed the (deliberate) destruction of our economies, the destruction of our standard of living, the destruction of our currencies, and the imminent destruction of our societies, themselves. However what has previously been lacking was any specific data or graphic which would simultaneously prove this destruction, and reveal the magnitude of that destruction.

This is no longer an issue. A single chart, ironically produced by one of the Big Banks responsible for this economic carnage, clearly proves the (economic) destruction of the Western bloc, and also details the precise magnitude of that destruction. What it shows can only be described as a crime against humanity.

A picture is worth a thousand words.” At first glance, this chart may not seem to “say” a lot. Lots of poor people in Africa and India. Lots of rich people in the West, and now, lots of poor people as well. Nothing we didn’t already know. However, when we look closer, when we look at the precise proportions of global wealth distribution, then this chart says a great deal. To see this requires more data:

Population of North America + Europe  -  1.27 billion

Population of Africa  -  1.1 billion

Population of India  -  1.25 billion

Population of China  -  1.35 billion

For readers with little experience in dealing with statistical jargon, some further translation is in order. The vertical axis of the chart above is easily understood. It is the Earth’s entire population, broken down by regions, and represented on a percentage basis, in order to ensure uniformity in the reporting of this data.

The horizontal axis, the “wealth deciles”, represents the Earth’s population broken down by their level of wealth. The precise way this is done is by grouping people into 10% blocs, with each bloc assigned a sequential number. To make it simpler; “1” represents the poorest 10%-bloc of people on the planet, while “10” represents the wealthiest 10%-bloc.

Similarly, 1 + 2 represents the poorest 20% of the Earth’s population. At the opposite end of the spectrum; 9 + 10 represents the planet’s wealthiest 20%. When we relate these deciles to the actual populations of these regions, we clearly see the crime-against-humanity previously noted.

As shown above; Africa hosts roughly 25% of the bottom decile, the poorest of the world’s poor. India has 20% of the poorest-of-the-poor. When we add North America (10%) + Europe (17%) together; we see that the West now has roughly 27% of the poorest-of-the-poor. Now let’s compare these regions, statistically.


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