Via Axios.com vond ik deze grafiek op basis van de wereldbank:
Maar er is meer. Terwijl de armoede in het geheel daalt – which is nice – stijgt de ongelijkheid ook razendsnel. Axios vat samen:
- The 7 million richest people in the world (the top 0.1%) have taken home 13.8% of all economic growth since 1980, according to the 2018 World Inequality Report from the Paris School of Economics. That’s as much as the poorest half of the world, or 3.8 billion people.
- Europe is the least unequal part of the world, but the top 10% of earners still capture 37% of total income. In the Middle East — the most unequal region — 10% of earners take home 61% of total income.
- “If established trends in wealth inequality were to continue, the top 0.1% alone will own more wealth than the global middle class by 2050,” per the report.