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Forum Post: Global GDP divided by Population...

Posted 11 years ago on Oct. 6, 2011, 6:33 p.m. EST by RightsOfMan (45) from Brownsville, TX
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A few years ago I divided the global GDP by the approximate number of people.
It came out to about 5,000.00 per person.
I nearly choked...after all, I couldn't live on that. Maybe we can't save the world but here in the United States we are prosperous enough to provide everyone with the basics: food, healthcare, education, shelter, clothing. Why don't we? People should be rewarded for their efforts and I don't want to penalize anybody for success, as long as that success doesn't come at an unreasonable expense for their fellow man. I just don't understand how there are people in this world who don't feel the same way.



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[-] 1 points by doingsomething (50) from Raeford, NC 11 years ago

The 1% look at the 99% as ants. They could not even begin to feel anything for a fellow human being except as a low class worker bee to be used and manipulated.

[-] 1 points by anonrez (237) 11 years ago

Agree. Although you should know that the cost of living is not the same everywhere. A large percentage of the earth's population lives on less than $2.00 per day.