15. Democratization of Consumption

15. Democratization of Consumption - Prof. Turner The Earth...

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Prof. Turner The Earth Transformed 10.30.07 I) Democratization of Consumption 1) Think about: a ½ total world wealth = 6% total P globally b 20% of world population in highest income countries = 86% of total private consumption expenditure c Poorest 20% globally = 1.3% of total private consumption expenditure d US = 6% global population but consumes 30% of the natural resources (i) Richest 1/5 of global population Consumes 45% of all meat and fish Consumes 58% of total energy produced Has 74% of all telephone lines Owns 87% of world’s vehicle fleet (ii) Poorest 1/5 of global population Consumes 5% of all meat and fish Consumes 5% of total energy produced Has 1.5% of all telephone lines [cell?] 2) Gini Coefficient a Measure of difference between have and have-nots (for equality of something, as in income) b World Gini Coefficients (i) 0.2 in “social-command” economies (lower but rather equal lifestyles) (ii) 0.6 in elite-controlled SA countries c Current Gini Coefficients (i) Cuba 0.22 (from 0.55)
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This note was uploaded on 04/24/2008 for the course GEOG 180 taught by Professor Turner during the Fall '08 term at Clark University.

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