Chart of the day

Posted: 24 April 2012 in Uncategorized
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Julio Boltvnik, writing for the Mexican newspaper La Jornada, finds that more that the vast majority of Mexicans—90 million people or 82.8 percent of the population—are poor.

His method adds to the 20 million or so Mexicans who are abjectly (and officially) poor, 30 million who are more moderately poor and nearly 40 million who have a tenuous hold on a middle-class standard of living.

As I have shown, the equivalent calculation for the United States is 180 million people or 60 percent of the population.

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