The best solution to inequality – globalisation!

Chelsea Follett at Human Progress looks at the huge decrease in global inequality thanks to globalisation. Some stats:

  • Relative inequality (Gini coefficient) has dropped from 0.75 in 1975 to 0.63 in 2010
  • gaps between North America and Africa have dropped from 30 years in 1960 to 13 years in 2015. For NA and Asia gone from 18 to 7 and NZ and South America from 12 to 6.
  • have fallen in Africa from 14% to 4%.
  • Undernourishment in Africa gone from 30% to 20% and in Asia from 22% to 12%
  • The average years of schooling in Africa, Asia and Latin America gone from 1 in 1950 to six to seven today
  • Internet use. In 2000 use rate was 40% in and 2% in China. Now China at over 50% and US 75%.

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