There’s enough wealth in the world to keep everyone out of poverty and enough income sustain that. Poverty is a political and moral failure of the entire species.

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I may not be the chief mathematician for @SenateBudget but the number crunching ain't hard.

People: 7.7 billion

Wealth: $ 280 trillion

Income: $ 127 trillion

Worldwide poverty level: $ 2 [btw 1.5m US homes / 2.8m US kids are below this]

US poverty level: $ 12,000


44% of adults could not cover an emergency expense costing $ 400.

The policies pursued over the past year seem deliberately designed to remove basic protections from the poorest, punish those who are not in employment, and make even basic health care into a privilege to be earned rather than a right of citizenship. This bodes ill for for society as a whole.

The persistence of extreme poverty is a political choice made by those in power.

  • Stop irrationally demonizing taxation and begin exploring how reasonable taxes can dramatically increase the social well-being of Americans and the country's economic competitiveness.

  • Provide universal healthcare, as every other developed and many developing countries already do. This would rescue millions from misery, save money on emergency care, increase employment, and generate a healthier and more productive workforce.

Philip Alston, UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights, June 22nd 2018 | Full Report

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