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Friday, October 16, 2009

World's Richest People: Asia Poised to Pass U.S.

World's Richest People: Asia Poised to Pass U.S.

The link above will take you to a story in Time Magazine.
It says that Asia's richest people will be richer than America's richest people by 2013 or some such.

My first thought was "By 2013 we will be experiencing climate change related disasters on an unprecedented scale. Billions of people will be dead or dying. And we have to worry about the richest people in the world getting richer in one place than another?

How may people constitute the "richest people in the world?" How many people are in immediate danger of starvation? How could the world's resources be distributed in such a way that billions of people didn't have to die to support 100 rich people?

Where are our brains, folks?

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