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September 21, 2010

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Jackart

Au Contraire, people from nigeria communicate with me daily urging me to donate.

Peter

I would imagine that the communicative people from Nigeria are not actually poor but are people who, as a result of their scams, have more money than the recipients of their coomunications. Furthermore, whilst you do now know them, they clearly know details about you. So the hypothesis 'inequality perpetuates itself still holds'

jameshigham

There are 1.4 billion people who live on less than $1.25 a day. Name one of them.

Me, just at this moment.

John Terry's Mum

"There are 1.4 billion people who live on less than $1.25 a day. Name one of them.
Me, just at this moment."

I doubt that. Who paid for the computer / device you wrote that text on? Was it free?

Do you pay no rent? Mortgage? Electricity?

The fact that there are only flippant comments above to this (unlike almost all of your previous posts) seems to prove your thesis.

john ashcroft

Did the research look at the impact of messages from third parties (equivalent of aid agencies) saying why it was important to make a generous offer?

Maaarrghk!

Sadly, I do know several people who currently earn less than $1.25 per day. My wife's family have neighbours on less than this.
Not wishing to appear "clever" by mentioning it as I tend to agree with the gist of the piece.
Just how can they be expected to communicate with us? They have nothing to communicate with - they can't afford mobile phones and computers and internet access. Sometimes they can't even afford schools.
Trade Unions? That's dirty commie talk and might get you shot or tortured to death.
Luckily, I'm white so it will just get me thrown out of certain countries and told not to come back.

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