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With Just $10 "You're Wealthier Than 25% Of Americans"

Last week Credit Suisse released its annual Global Wealth Report.

The big headline grabber was their analysis showing that the top 1% of people now own 50% of the world’s wealth.

That is true and rather astonishing.

However, the report had another finding that was even more astonishing and largely overlooked.

What they found was that, as a percentage of the world’s population, there are now more poor people in the United States and Europe than there are in China.

Shown here, along the left side of the graph you can see that 10% and 20% of the world’s poorest are in North America and Europe.

Here, they aren’t talking about income. They define poor as lacking ‘wealth’, i.e. taking into account assets and liabilities like cash and debt.

Credit Suisse estimates that half of the world has a net worth less than $3,210. And a large chunk of Americans and Europeans can’t make that cut because their net worth is negative.

That’s especially the case for young people these days, who graduate from university with an incredibly expensive degree and an average of $35,000 in student debt.

Of course, plenty of people are in debt up to their eyeballs in the Land of the Free, and not just student debt.

Debt has become the American Way. People go deeply into debt that they can’t afford to buy stuff they don’t need to impress people they don’t know, simply because everyone is doing it.

And it’s just so damn easy.

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Honestly, I’m so fed up with the ace discourse. It is a scourge.

During 2000-2008, the Bush administration used government money to promote abstinence only sex ed. In addition to being a violation of church and state, it doesn’t work and leads to increases in STDs and pregnancy.

THE US GOVERNMENT WAS LITERALLY INVESTED IN TEENS NOT HAVING SEX.

No sex before marriage was a thing!!!

Get out. Stop trying to ahistorically force your way into our community. Most lgbt people do not feel safe around cishets of any flavor.

No one is oppressed for being demisexual either. Like good on you for following society’s wishes. While in the media, characters hook up more or have sex, in real life those who do so face stigma, especially if they’re a woman.

Also go read Our Bodies, Our Crimes and Dangerous Pregnancies. Read about the suffering that women went through. Abortion is something that many people don’t think women deserve because they had sex they should suffer the consequences.

Because they had sex and you will be punished for your desires.

But, you feel broken and don’t have vocab handed to you. So it’s the same. Those sexuals, those filthy sluts, have it so good. They’re rewarded for having sexuals desire.

For fucks sake, sex ed doesn’t even cover the female orgasm.

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Hillary Clinton’s student debt plan will help future and current borrowers 

On Monday, Hillary Clinton unveiled her program for making higher education in America more affordable. It is arguably the most significant proposal to address the $1.2 trillion student debt crisis that’s ever been devised. For future students, Clinton’s vision calls for more government investment in schools and incentives for states to help out. But she also thought about current borrowers and proposed a much simpler and cheaper repayment plan.

I will say that we need to stop thinking of western imperialist governments being invested in the idea of “peace”. What we are doing in Syria is not a misguided campaign for peace, it is about oppression and silence. It is about a continued investment in imperialism and violence.