Heres a rebutal or quibble of figure on Snopes.com,
I’m not sure what the point of the rebuttal is, being pedantic is fun I guess? It is a sad fact that no one really ever thinks they’re well off we are not programmed that way anymore? Similarly democracy is a subjective measure as is Housing quality sanitation etc.
Such a complex subject when you get into it if democracy were hand in hand with Capitalism would the Sick and dispossessed be given a vote? If there were an equal vote I find it difficult to believe the Worlds aggregate population would vote for the maintenance of the status quo.
I decided to blog this as I have been having a disturbing discussion on the Economist linked in Group
and it seems that thinking in terms of equality is somehow considered wet or suspect in corporate , striving commercial circles these days, May be its always been that way, its so long since I trod the corporate treadmill I really don’t remember. I have a vision of lots of Emperors walking around Starkers with all their minions congratulating on the wonderful tailoring of their new Suits?