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November_29 - North South Gap North South Gap Division...

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North South Gap North South Gap Division between north and south o Sharp economic and political differences o 2001 world GDP Per Capita $7, 446 Developed North $27, 848 Developing South $3, 783: $1, 690 Africa- $7, 234 Latin America Developed states Relative wealth High consumption High levels of education, health services, welfare nets Developing states Relative poverty Difficulty meeting basic caloric intake Poor educational system No welfare nets 100 Million children w/out access to basic education 149 Million children malnourished 24,000 die per DAY because of hunger 1.2 Billion people live on less than $1 per day Situation becoming better or worse? Liberal economic perspective Average per capita income risen: doubling last 50 years Critical perspective Gap b/w rich and poor has widened Richest 20% holds 86% of world’s wealth Poorest 20% has declined to holds 1.1% or world’s wealth Attempts at radical change o
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