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The richest 1% own half the world's wealth which was mentioned in the guardian back in 2017. Why dont communities come together and end the world poverty?

It was also surprising to see the UK giving out £1 billion 'in aid' to india for them to build a statue but in the UK our funding for things like schools has been cut.
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Also why is the Madeline mccans case still getting funding? Why doesn't the country make better use of its money?
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Poverty has been going down for the past century. It's an amazing decline.
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Poverty is relative. The scale at which someone is poor/rich depends on wealth distribution.

World hunger, I have no idea how that hand been solved already. Human greed is probably the answer.
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because change doesn't happen overnight kiddo

if you want to start a debate like this you better start it on a stronger and less generic foot
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Poverty has been going down for the past century. It's an amazing decline.
That's good to know but how come when the France building burned down back in april money was raised immediately by millionaires or billionaires cant remember. Why cant rich ppl come together like that for poverty and world hunger.
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Poverty is relative. The scale at which someone is poor/rich depends on wealth distribution.

World hunger, I have no idea how that hand been solved already. Human greed is probably the answer
Yh its human greed.
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because change doesn't happen overnight kiddo

if you want to start a debate like this you better start it on a stronger and less generic foot
Yh ofc change doesnt happen immediately but it's unfair that 1% of the population own half of the worlds wealth
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That's good to know but how come when the France building burned down back in april money was raised immediately by millionaires or billionaires cant remember. Why cant rich ppl come together like that for poverty and world hunger.
My guess is that renovating a building is a lot more straightforward when it comes to funding and using the money. But I think this belies how many charitable donations are made. Don't forget, the donations made towards rebuilding Notre Dame were a one-time thing, whereas, say, Oxfam is constantly receiving money.
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Why cant rich ppl come together like that for poverty and world hunger.
They can, and a lot of rich people do donate to end things like poverty and world hunger. But it's not actually their obligation to do so, and in many cases the problem isn't simply solved by throwing money at it.
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Yh ofc change doesnt happen immediately but it's unfair that 1% of the population own half of the worlds wealth
your parents own a disproportionately large percentage of the worlds wealth given that they are only two people
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your parents own a disproportionately large percentage of the worlds wealth given that they are only two people
Do you think its fair that 1% of the population own half of the worlds weath?
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Do you think its fair that 1% of the population own half of the worlds weath?
yup because that statistic discounts income as wealth
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it's unfair that 1% of the population own half of the worlds wealth
Is it though? The top end of that 1% own that wealth for a reason and in many cases it's because they do something in exchange for money. Whether it's offering the most used Operating System in the world, or ensuring you can order a product and get it shipped to you by tomorrow, or ensuring you can fill your car up with petrol. There isn't actually anything unfair about it, getting rich (the super rich you are thinking of, not just the 1%) is in most cases nothing but an exchange of goods and/or services for money.

Also be careful talking about the 1%. The UK average salary is more or less sufficient to get you into the 1% worldwide. Don't mistake the 1% for the likes of Gates and Bezos.
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Corruption, mainly
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They can, and a lot of rich people do donate to end things like poverty and world hunger. But it's not actually their obligation to do so, and in many cases the problem isn't simply solved by throwing money
Indeed it's not their obligation but why keep money stored away when it can be used to feed a family or can be used to start employment schemes or proving jobs not just in the UK but in the whole world where there are equal opportunities

For example mc Donald's makes a lot of profit but still dont want to increase wages. What is the need for so much money
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Corruption, mainly
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yup because that statistic discounts income as wealth
That's just Being selfish
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Is it though? The top end of that 1% own that wealth for a reason and in many cases it's because they do something in exchange for money. Whether it's offering the most used Operating System in the world, or ensuring you can order a product and get it shipped to you by tomorrow, or ensuring you can fill your car up with petrol. There isn't actually anything unfair about it, getting rich (the super rich you are thinking of, not just the 1%) is in most cases nothing but an exchange of goods and/or services for money.

Also be careful talking about the 1%. The UK average salary is more or less sufficient to get you into the 1% worldwide. Don't mistake the 1% for the likes of Gates and Bezos.
Amazon is taking in loads of money yet it struggles to give its worker a decent pay and breaks. Why does the owner need all of that excess money it can easily be used to give workers a higher wage. Yes its profits will reduce but they are stil raking in at the top of the spectrum
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That's just Being selfish
why can't you read what i said and respond to that instead of making another generic comment that applies to you too because when you grow you'll be richer than everyone poorer than you but won't give it away either
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