global-poverty

Let's increase foreign aid by $1.47 trillion a year. The reasons not to are quite weak.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Nov 8, 2013
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The Gini coefficient has a lot of problems. The Palma ratio — the top ten percent's share of income, divided by the bottom 40 percent's — is a better measure. And at a global level, it's staggeringly high.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Sep 26, 2013
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The poorest Argentinians and Indians are actually poor. The poorest Americans are solidly middle-class, from a global perspective.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Aug 15, 2013
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World Bank President Jim Yong Kim wants to end extreme global poverty in 17 years. Here's how that could happen.