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Old 01-18-2017, 01:23 PM   #1
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The world's eight richest individuals have as much wealth as the 3.6 billion people who make up the poorest half of the world, according to Oxfam.

The charity said its figures, which critics have queried, came from improved data, and the gap between rich and poor was "far greater than feared".

The richest eight include Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and Warren Buffett.
Mark Littlewood, of the Institute of Economic Affairs, said Oxfam should focus instead on ways to boost growth.

"As an 'anti-poverty' charity, Oxfam seems to be strangely preoccupied with the rich," said the director-general of the free market think tank.

For those concerned with "eradicating absolute poverty completely", the focus should be on measures that encourage economic growth, he added.

Ben Southwood, head of research at the Adam Smith Institute, said it was not the wealth of the world's rich that mattered, but the welfare of the world's poor, which was improving every year.

"Each year we are misled by Oxfam's wealth statistics. The data is fine - it comes from Credit Suisse - but the interpretation is not."





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I'm curious how much money the poor half gave to charity
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Good for them.
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One of these days the poor half will learn to count and realize that 3 billions is a **** ton more than 8. Last time that happened, it wasn't good for the 8.
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Damn zuckerberg is worth 45 billion, i didn't think he was that rich. Thought it'd be more like 10-15billion.... Can you imagine being our age with a self made worth of 45 billion. That's like, "you wanna take a ride in my nuclear powered glass walled submarine" money
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I'm curious how much money the poor half gave to charity
Probably as much as patrons of a soup kitchen donate food to hunger task force?
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Oh and 8 human beings possess half the world's wealth? Should be half that. Around 4 people should. /gdd
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Damn zuckerberg is worth 45 billion, i didn't think he was that rich. Thought it'd be more like 10-15billion.... Can you imagine being our age with a self made worth of 45 billion. That's like, "you wanna take a ride in my nuclear powered glass walled submarine" money
What I was thinking also. Crazy.
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If I had that much money I would leave a $1k tip whenever I ate dinner out. I also start to buy small islands off the Eastern Seaboard and populate them with a different species such as cats, guinea pigs, pikas, marmots, etc.
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LOL


That **** aint nothin look up the rothchilds family

own half the worlds banks
own world banks
supplies both sides of many wars since napoleans era

Also, **** poor people. No one is responsible for their bad decisions.
**** all them crying sissies that cant pay their student loans.

If we bail all them ******* out, then everyone who had the sense to not go to college because all the **** that was happenning was quuite obviious, should get a 60k stimulus check to stimulate some clittoris. Nomaysayin
Time to take same personal responsiblity
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That **** aint nothin look up the rothchilds family

own half the worlds banks
own world banks
supplies both sides of many wars since napoleans era

Also, **** poor people. No one is responsible for their bad decisions.
**** all them crying sissies that cant pay their student loans.

If we bail all them ******* out, then everyone who had the sense to not go to college because all the **** that was happenning was quuite obviious, should get a 60k stimulus check to stimulate some clittoris. Nomaysayin
Time to take same personal responsiblity
Aren't you living at home working at target with a 28 year old crx?
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I wish those billionaires would dump all their money into the economy so we could watch it tank.
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womenz and half the world needa get their **** together.
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womenz and half the world needa get their **** together.
So since half of the word is female, everyone needs to get their **** together?
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I'd also start buying land if I had that money.

Like parts of Africa, if not the whole thing.
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So since half of the word is female, everyone needs to get their **** together?
yup. #bootstraps
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I'd also start buying land if I had that money.

Like parts of Africa, if not the whole thing.
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pretty sure the President of Africa wouldn't let that happen
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pretty sure the President of Africa wouldn't let that happen
offer him 20bn, I bet he would
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Also, he can't say **** to me if I've already purchased everybody's property and kicked them out
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i wonder if that would include animals, it wood be cool to own simba.
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Who owns Africa now?
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i heard its the dude that owns/started forever 21
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never woulda thought RR followed forever 21 that closely.
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I wonder if they're legal?
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