Monthly Archives: December 2006

the world’s wealth

I started reading a book written by Columbia University professor Jeffrey Sachs titled “The End of Poverty.” Hopefully in the next few weeks as I read I’ll be able to update here with what I’m learning. I’m trying to understand why 2% of the world’s population own half of the world’s assests, and how it got this way.

By the way, you and I are included in that 2%. According to this article, it only takes $2,200 worth of assets to be in the top 2%.