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Millions of Americans are among the poorest people in the world
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In 2015 it was reported that up to 50 million American adults had negative wealth and thus numbered among the poorest 10% of the world's adults. This was disputed by Vox writer Matthew Yglesias, who said, "..that's absurd. The poorest people in the world are the people with rock-bottom material living standards."

It's difficult for many Americans to admit the truth about extreme poverty in our country. Our poorest citizens may not be living in a farming village where they eat millet soup and walk a mile for water. But they have to deal with homelessness, alcoholism, mental health disease, opioid addiction, stress-inducing indebtedness and inequality, and pollution levels that are the highest in the developed world. All of that makes for rock-bottom living standards.

According to Credit Suisse data over the past three years, anywhere from 4 to 10 percent of the world's poorest decile are Americans. That's 20 to 50 million adults. It's likely that many of them are only temporarily in debt, and that they have a much better chance than a third-world villager to climb out of poverty. But it's just as likely that they'll be replaced by other impoverished Americans, especially with an aging population woefully unprepared for retirement, and with the great majority of new job prospects temporary or contract-based, without security or benefits.


A Second Denial

"There are millions of Americans whose suffering, through material poverty and poor health, is as bad or worse than that of the people in Africa or in Asia." That's the conclusion of Princeton researcher Angus Deaton, who along with his wife Anne Case documented the "marked deterioration in the morbidity and mortality of middle-aged white non-Hispanics in the United States after 1998." In a recent opinion, he cites the rising mortality rates from drugs, alcohol, and suicide. Based on World Bank and Oxford numbers, he estimates that over 5 million Americans are absolutely poor by global standards.

https://www.salon.com/2018/02/23/million...d_partner/

It has become apparent to anybody closely observing the decline and fall of America that a significant number of  Americans live in 3rd world conditions, therefore America has been becoming a 3rd world country since around 1965-1972.
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DO YOU THINK THIS IS AN ACCIDENT, A COINCIDENCE, A OF TWIST OF FATE, OR JUST BAD LUCK?
WHAT IF IT WAS INTENTIONAL?
REALITY... IT DON'T GIVE A DAMN ABOUT YOUR "TENDER FEELINS"
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(11-08-2018, 03:07 AM)matlock Wrote: DO YOU THINK THIS IS AN ACCIDENT, A COINCIDENCE, A OF TWIST OF FATE, OR JUST BAD LUCK?
WHAT IF IT WAS INTENTIONAL?

Some religious folks do take a vow of poverty.

[Image: monks_vow_oath_silence_poverty_1077535.jpg]
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THE POOR ARE KEPT CONTENT IN THEIR MISERY FOR THIER VOTES
THE MIDDLE CLASS IS KEPT IN DEBT TO ASSURE WAGE-SLAVERY & WANT
THE UPPER CLASS IS KEPT TO BE TAXED AN GIVE THE TWO LESSER SOMEONE TO LOVE/HATE
AND THE ELITE LOOK DOWN ON ALL 3 AND LAUGH ALL THE WAY TO THE BANK...
REALITY... IT DON'T GIVE A DAMN ABOUT YOUR "TENDER FEELINS"
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