And this is just one indication among many that the poor may not, after all, always be with us, in what is one of the great under-reported developments of our time. Last week the UN’s blue-chip Human Development Report confirmed that governments have surpassed their target, three years early, of halving the share of the world’s population living in extreme poverty between 1990 and 2015.
“Never in history,” it concludes, “have the living conditions and prospects of so many people changed so dramatically and so fast.”
Remember this when you read the idiots at TJN and the like.
As I\’ve said before and will continue to say. The only thing worse than being exploited by a multi-national company is not being exploited by a multi-national company.