Poverty, part deux

Terence Sin (zippy@myna.com)
Sat, 03 Oct 1998 20:59:13 +0500

Date: Sat, 26 Sep 1998 04:20:38 -0400 (EDT)
From: Orpheus <cwduff@alcor.concordia.ca>
Reply-To: deleuze-guattari@lists.village.virginia.edu

If we could shrink the entire Earth's population to a village of
precisely 100 people. With all existing human ratios remaining the same,
it would look like this:

There would be 57 Asians, 21 Europeans, 14 from the Western Hemisphere

(North and South) and 8 Africans.

51 would be female; 49 would be male

70 would be other than white; 30 white.

70 would be non-Christian; 30 Christian.

50% of the entire world's wealth would be in the hands of only 6 people and all 6 would be citizens of the United States.

80 would live in substandard housing.

70 would be unable to read.

50 would suffer from malnutrition.

1 would be near death, 1 would be near giving birth

Only 1 would have a college education.

No one would own a computer as yet.

When one considers our world from such an incredibly compressed perspective, the need for both tolerance and understanding becomes very apparent.