Get US money out of the Third World now? Or, how best to ameliorate poverty?
June 26, 2006 8:22 AM Subscribe
GlobalPovertyFilter: Is poverty in the third world and emerging countries like India and China due more to exploitation
by multinational corporations, or due to disconnection
posted by ibmcginty to law & government (16 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
IIRC, about half the Earth's population lives on under $2 per day.
What I want to know is, where (and how) do they live? Are they generally in disconnected countrysides, living a life that's not to different from how most of the world lived in 1500? Are they in factories cranking out Gap T-shirts and the like?
I'm accustomed to hearing fact-free bromides and smug cliches from both sides of the debate, but I don't know much about what the data show, or where to look for good data. Thanks in advance for any suggestions on either of these fronts.
Question inspired by this globalization-skeptic comment in the Warren Buffet thread.