Oxfam Uses Absurd Metrics, Gets Absurd Results

by Chelsea Follett Every year, Oxfam releases a report meant to shock the public about the extent of income and wealth inequality. This year’s report claims that the eight richest people on Earth have as much wealth as the bottom half of the world’s population (3.6 out of 7.2 billion people). That’s certainly shocking. It’s also profoundly …

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Oxfam is Wrong About How to Alleviate Poverty

by Tim Worstall As it’s Davos time, Oxfam has issued its traditional demand for a handout.  Their wealth report this year informs us that a mere eight people have more wealth than the bottom 50 per cent of the world’s population. This is entirely true of course. But Oxfam’s solution is that we should take it from the …

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Africa News Headlines for 14 February 2015 – Valentine’s Day Edition

Why Is South Sudan a Hellhole? Blame George Clooney Source: Sudan Vision For Valentine’s Day grouches: Five ways love and beauty have changed Africa’s history Source: Mail & Guardian Kenyan roses brighten China’s Valentine’s Day Source: Standard Digital/Xinhua Five Nigerian Ways To Wow Your Valentine Today Source: Ventures Africa Poor Valentine sales hit Harare traders …

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