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The Lines That Divide


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The Lines That Divide

  1. 3. <ul><li>1 Billion people live in poverty. </li></ul><ul><li>Equivalent to every second child born. </li></ul>
  2. 4. The Haves and Have Nots San Paulo, Brazil
  3. 5. Global Wealth The wealth of the richest individuals now exceeds the combined Gross Domestic Product of the 48 least developed countries. Which is below $900.
  4. 6. Welcome to the World of The Haves and Have Nots
  5. 8. Call Me Rich…. <ul><ul><li>Average income of CEO: $ 1,017 per hour </li></ul></ul><ul><li>13,000 richest families in the US now have almost as much income as the 20 million poorest. </li></ul>
  6. 9. <ul><li>37 million of Americans live in poverty </li></ul><ul><li>Income of less than $20,000 for a family of four </li></ul><ul><li>US minimum wage: $6.65 per hour </li></ul>Reality….
  7. 10. Seattle’s Inequality
  8. 11. Downtown Seattle
  9. 12. Seattle Wealth and Poverty <ul><li>Average household income for downtown Seattle: $61,566. </li></ul><ul><li>However, nearly 300,000 people live in poverty even though one family member works full time (annual income: less than $38,000 for a family of four) </li></ul>
  10. 13. <ul><li>Where’s the Justice? </li></ul>