Thursday, April 29, 2010
Champagne Glass Distribution
I was recalling what I am learning about Global Societies recently. I should say, it's pretty interesting to know how the real world looks like, but it is pointless for educators to just teach such stuffs to students if they just choose to live in the real world without thinking about changing it through collaboration.
Have a look at this graph.
Well, this is the Champagne Glass Distribution of the world income. By looking at this, you already know that the world is unfair. The world's 20% top richest earns more than 80 percent of all income? Is that fair for all?
You may even wonder, why is the distribution like that? Answer is simple: exploitation and social stratification.
Among all 6 billion humans on Earth, half of them already were hanging by a thread to survive. They were struggling to survive as they were in hunger and poverty. Every single day, 34,000 of them died due to starvation and preventable diseases, while the rest of the world are finding their own profits.
Within the same billion number figure, there are already millions of slaves and human trafficking victims in the world, and it's still increasing. Just ask the labours brought in from Bangladesh, Indonesia, Phillipines and you will know that they are one of them. Even if they have the medical checkups and some contracts that benefit them in their jobs, RM 1500 per month isn't enough to live in a city like KL.
At the end of the day, capitalism exploits everything. The reason why we don't realize this fact is because we are actually one of the top 20 percent richest people. Surprised? Do some research and realize that this is a fact.