GOOD NEWS! The End of Global Poverty?

 

The End of Poverty?

Most people are “unaware that extreme poverty has been declining over time” across the globe — a development economist Charles Hughes at Economics21 hails as “one of the greatest accomplishments of the modern world.” Fact is, “more people live longer, healthier, more peaceful lives today than anytime in the past.”

Yet polls show most Americans actually believe global poverty is increasing, rather than having been “halved in the past 20 years.” True, many nations in Africa are moving in the wrong direction.

But the fact remains that “in 1970, about 60 percent” of the planet was “still relegated to extreme poverty. Now, the figure is under 9 percent.”

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