Bad news for the wealth redistibution fanatics

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    It seems that there are 500,000,000 fewer poor people than there was just 5 years ago. Maybe, just maybe, all those people that said that people getting rich helps everyone were right.


    Poverty's success story


    And, I know this is really petty, but all I have to say to all of you is :razz::razz::razz::razz::razz::razz::razz::razz::razz::razz:.
     
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    What exactly are you trying to say? Where does this article suggest that trickle down economics had anything to do with this decrease in global poverty? :confused:
     
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    It doesn't, and neither do I. I am just pointing out that, despite your assertion that all of the wealth is concentrated in the hands of a few people, there are fewer poor people today than there were 5 years ago. this fact does not upset my worldview at all, but it makes your insistence that wealth is a limited resource, and that we need to take the money from rich people to make sure there are no poor people, suspicious.

    Welcome to a world that does not work the way you think it does.
     
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    Ummm, nice job making the enormous leap that you just made. It's not easy to to make an olympic quality leap like you just did. Well done. :clap2:
     
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    huh quantum? who on this board has said such or argued for THE WORLD's poverty? I have ONLY seen threads on what has happened or is happening or has been surmised to have happened with poverty IN THE USA....

    got any numbers on the USA's poverty levels for those 5 years that you are praising?

    ALSO, are you actually praising our trade deficit, and also praising the jobs from here that are moving and have moved to these once impoverished countries that are now improving?? Are you a free trade globalist?
     
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    Maybe he should be singing the praises of Communism since most of the gains in poverty according to the article are in China.

    Again, I don't know how he possibly reached the conclusions he did based upon that article. It's almost as if he didn't actually read it.
     
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    Hate to break it to you, but compared to the rest of the world there is no poverty in the US. No one in this country has to walk miles every day to get drinking water, and lifting half a billion people out of that level of poverty is an achievement that is way more important than 64 million people in the US not being able to buy a new car.
     
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    The conclusion I reached was that people are getting richer all over the world. Why is that hard for you to understand based on the fact that the article points out that people are getting richer all over the world? The part where I rub your nose in you being wrong has nothing to do with any conclusions I reached as a result of reading the article, I already knew you were a whacko before I read it.
     
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    Yes, according to the article poverty is shrinking around the world. We agree on that. After that, whatever you're trying to 'rub my nose in' is ridiculous and far fetched. You don't make any sense.
     

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