Johnny Munkhammar skrev på denna blogg från 2004 till sin död 2012. Bloggen är upprätthållen som ett minne och som referens till Johnnys arbete av Johnny Munkhammars minnesfond.

This blog was operated by Johnny Munkhammar from 2004 until 2012 when he passed away. This blog is now in a memorialized state and operated by the Johnny Munkhammar fund.
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2005-01-20 16:24:50
The World Gets Better, Part IV. Today, the Economics Editor of the Financial Times, Martin Wolf, presented a very interesting analysis of globalisation in a great speech at a very successful conference by Timbro. He mentioned some positive facts about the world?s history following the development of the increasingly global capitalism: Between 1820 and 2000, the share of the world?s population that lives in extreme poverty decreased from 85 % to 23 %. And the global population is several times larger today! The share of the global population that lives on less than one dollar a day decreased from 39,5 % in 1981 to 21,3 % in 2001. A decrease by almost 50 % in 20 years! Everything isn?t good yet, obviously, but if we set the forces of capitalism free instead of stopping them - as some wish - the positive development will continue.

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