Ain\’t globalisation and neoliberalism great?

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.

3 thoughts on “Ain\’t globalisation and neoliberalism great?”

  1. So Much For Subtlety

    And this is just one indication among many that the poor may not, after all, always be with us

    Well the Deserving Poor may not be. But with wealth comes people determined to ruin their lives and be poor. The more welfare we give them, the more of them there are.

    I am afraid Jesus Christ is likely to be right on this one.

    However I also think it is useful to stress that this is happening despite the best efforts of the Great and the Good in the aid industry and because of the unsung heroes of the IMF et al.

  2. But the poor *will* always be with us, according to the moveable feast that is the leftist definition of ‘poverty’.

    Otherwise, what would the taxpayer-funded fake charities that populate the wailing-and-dental-gnashing industry do with themselves?

    They’d have to, y’know, get a proper job.

  3. @ SMFS
    It is a part of the Deserving Poor who will always be with us, and in increasing numbers thanks to advances in medical science: those who are physically incapable of working or, even more deserving, those working full-time to care for an elderly or ill relative.
    As to welfare recipients, that depends on how you define “poor” : when those in New York have a higher income at Purchasing Power Parity than middle class professionals in eastern Europe and regard as “essentials” branded goods that I, as a middle class professional in *Western* Europe think are too expensive, I make myself unpopular by refusing to accept that they are poor.

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