There is a lot of talk in the U.S. about a segment of the population known as the 1%. These people are ultra rich, control the majority of the banking and media / “news” corporations, and are active players in the political and lobbying arenas where power is applied and preserved.
This is is an important conversation to have, especially given the amount of world influence projected from America and other industrialized nations to the community global.
It does, however, tend to minimize our personal accountability in the worldwide problem of wealth distribution. While many of us fret over the size and security of our retirement pensions and rainy day funds, the way we aggregate resources leaves the rest of the world fretting over actual survival – their own and their family’s.
Again, it’s every industrialized nation that contributes to this problem. You would be surprised who among you and the people you know comprise the “global 1%”.
These figures were calculated using the website “Giving What We Can“, using the methodology described below.
What would it take for you to take action? Does saving human life compel you? What about saving one or two lives?
What about saving 1-2 lives every year?