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Saturday, July 13, 2019

India lifted 271 million people out of poverty between 2006 and 2016, recording the fastest reductions in the multidimensional poverty index values during the period with strong improvements in areas such as "assets, cooking fuel, sanitation and nutrition," a report by the United Nations said.

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Climate change is rendering this moot.

#1 | Posted by Zed at 2019-07-13 02:17 PM | Reply

"The 10 countries are Bangladesh, Cambodia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Haiti, India, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru and Vietnam. The report said that within these 10 countries, data shows that 270 million people moved out of multidimensional poverty from one survey to the next."

The article doesn't specify how this was achieved, but by looking at the list of countries, I would guess an increase in manufacturing labor and their supporting companies.
Which would make sense when you look at the opposite conditions trending in former US manufacturing towns - the Rust Belt.

"Climate change is rendering this moot."
#1 | POSTED BY ZED

You must mean, "The US outsourced its toxic pollution-causing factories and slave-wage labor to third-world countries, so we don't have to see it."

#2 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-07-13 02:29 PM | Reply

Climate change is rendering this moot.
#1 | POSTED BY ZED

You are heartless... you love to have people in poverty don't you. From open borders to Indian's not able to rise above the sewage....

I would trade GlobalWarming for GlobalMiddleClass any day of the week.

Zed a person with no heart.

#3 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-07-13 02:33 PM | Reply

"The US outsourced its toxic pollution-causing factories and slave-wage labor to third-world countries, so we don't have to see it."
#2 | POSTED BY SHEEPLESCHISM

Oh please ... the labor is making more doing a diversity of industries, capitalism works. The people are living better.

#4 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-07-13 02:34 PM | Reply

The people are living better.

Define "better" and explain how capitalism has caused this "bettering".

#5 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-07-13 02:40 PM | Reply

you love to have people in poverty don't you.

Define "poverty", then explain how capitalism hasn't created a system where people find themselves impoverished.

#6 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-07-13 02:42 PM | Reply

--Define "better" and explain how capitalism has caused this "bettering".

One of those dumb, Doofy-like questions that well-educated people already know the answer to.

#7 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-07-13 02:45 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

One of those dumb, Doofy-like questions that well-educated people already know the answer to.

Well then hurry and find a well educated person to explain it to you.

#8 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-07-13 02:47 PM | Reply

I read this article yesterday.
It doesn't say a damn thing about Capitalism.
You guys are ------------ to fake ----.

#9 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-07-13 03:50 PM | Reply

-Define "better" and explain how capitalism has caused this "bettering".
One of those dumb, Doofy-like questions that well-educated people already know the answer to.
#7 | POSTED BY NULLIFIDIAN

You shouldn't call Andrea, a mattress "Doofy."

Define "wrong". Is it wrong to commit a crime ....
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#10 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-07-13 04:10 PM | Reply

Can we put them back? India will lose its national character and unique culture.

#11 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2019-07-15 11:55 AM | Reply

"Can we put them back? India will lose its national character and unique culture."

That's the same complaint Europeans make about our ending the Cuban embargo/sanctions. They don't want us to ruin a quaint vacation spot by allowing them to dig themselves out of the hole we put them in 60 years ago.

#12 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine at 2019-07-15 12:08 PM | Reply

India lifted 271 million people out of poverty in 10 years

Thanks Capitalism!

#13 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-07-15 02:27 PM | Reply

"It doesn't say a damn thing about Capitalism."

We know it's capitalism...because it worked. And India was one of the focal points of Thomas Friedman when he wrote the world is flat back in the early 2000s.

Back when Comrade Chavez was chasing the very people he was reliant on out of Venezuela.

#14 | Posted by madbomber at 2019-07-15 02:53 PM | Reply

"Thanks Capitalism!"

"We know it's capitalism...because it worked"

^
The mythology is strong in these two!

Capitalism played its role, as did public education, government-run health care, price controls, cooking fuel subsidies, tax breaks to lure investment, etc.

In other words, the countries on that list up in #2 are mixed economies, and "because it worked" we know they've managed to find the best of both worlds.

#15 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-07-15 03:03 PM | Reply

I'm certain that if Clown or Snoofy had a better explanation for how this has happened...they would have posted it.

How many jobs have we moved to India? How many jobs have European countries moved there?

How many jobs did Indian companies develop on their own once the training and development had taken hold?

#16 | Posted by eberly at 2019-07-15 03:09 PM | Reply

I literally just posted "mixed economies," Eberly.

#17 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-07-15 03:10 PM | Reply

17

Thanks for confirming what was already understood by those you were arguing with.

Nobody posted "unfettered laissez faire capitalism" was the sole reason.

#18 | Posted by eberly at 2019-07-15 03:13 PM | Reply

"Thanks for confirming what was already understood by those you were arguing with."

Really, you think those two understood the importance of education?
Why didn't they thank public education then?
Why are you carrying their water?

#19 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-07-15 03:14 PM | Reply

Why didn't they thank public education then? - Snoofy

Because they have had public education since the 50s?

And was liberalized in the 90s, just like China

link.springer.com

Having now been to India, I laugh at your mixed argument.

It's closer to laissez faire, than anything I can imagine happening here, were a kid opening a lemonade stand gets shut down by the city.

#20 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-07-15 03:59 PM | Reply

"In other words, the countries on that list up in #2 are mixed economies, and "because it worked" we know they've managed to find the best of both worlds."

The point is...none of that other stuff would have been possible without capitalism.

I feel like you're finally starting to learn. Is there hope for you yet?

#21 | Posted by madbomber at 2019-07-16 01:02 AM | Reply

"The point is...none of that other stuff would have been possible without capitalism."

And most of capitalism wouldn't be possible without benefiting from socialistic aspects of society.

For example, wouldn't you say public schooling benefits capitalism?

#22 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-07-16 01:25 AM | Reply

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