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8 richest people have same wealth as half the world's poorest

8 richest people have same wealth as half the world's poorest

(2:16) The world's eight richest people own the same amount of wealth as the poorest half of the globe, 3.7 billion people, according to a report published by Oxfam in January 2017.

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Maxwell1956 Maxwell1956 (176 days ago)

.....and do they pay their fair share of taxes?

Read Canadian journalist and author Linda McQuaigs 1987 book "Behind Closed Doors - How The Rich Won Control of Canada's Tax System ...And Ended Up Riicher" AND a review of her book in the Journal of Business Ethics(September 1988)

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Mr. Blair M. Phillips

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.....and do they pay their fair share of taxes?

Read Canadian journalist and author Linda McQuaigs 1987 book "Behind Closed Doors - How The Rich Won Control of Canada's Tax System ...And Ended Up Riicher" AND a review of her book in the Journal of Business Ethics(September 1988)

1) LINK

2) LINK

Mr. Blair M. Phillips

Canada

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Guest: (176 days ago)

I think those statistics might be misleading. A whole lotta people are net in the hole (mortgage, student loans, consumer debt, etc). Hence my dog has a net worth of exactly zero but is probably still wealthier than the poorest third of the world population combined.

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I think those statistics might be misleading. A whole lotta people are net in the hole (mortgage, student loans, consumer debt, etc). Hence my dog has a net worth of exactly zero but is probably still wealthier than the poorest third of the world population combined.

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Guesting Guesting (176 days ago)
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Correct.

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Correct.

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