World average earnings - where are we?

  john bunyan 16:54 23 Jan 2015
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There has been much news on how a few very rich folk have a huge percentage of the worlds wealth. This link shows (with various cautions) that the average world adult earnings are about £11,291 a year. I thought this was quite high, seeing that over a third of the world earn less than $2 a day.

World average earnings

I suspect that there will always be the super rich, but the gap does seem to be increasing. Even if , somehow, one could do a "Robin Hood" it would not push up the average by much and the tax take would fall. Comments?

  bumpkin 19:14 23 Jan 2015

Pointless statistics created by those on high salaries with nothing better to do.

  Aitchbee 19:46 23 Jan 2015

I've often wondered if our Queen has got more dosh than King of Saudi Arabia.

  bumpkin 20:45 23 Jan 2015
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Is it just greed by the super rich or do they just do it because they can.

I think it becomes an obsession with some, the world in not enough, most of us would like a bit more money but at what price in terms of quality of life.

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