good morning ✨ don't forget to work towards the redistribution of wealth and the liberation of colonies and semi-colonies in everything you do 💖
@mitzijonelle Can someone explain this? Bc i dont get it
If the wealth within a country was distributed equally, the *average* would still be the same, wouldn't it?
However, wealth is not distributed evenly in most (if not all) contries. Some few people own a great percantage of the wealth. So if you pick a random person, they will be poorer than the average.
So when they say the "average person" in a country would have twice as much money as they do now, they basically mean "the people with the most common income in this country would have twice as much"?
This makes the second map really interesting though...like in all but a handful of countries, the wealth of the average person would increase? The USA and European countries all profit from slave labor worldwide, and if that was stopped, most people even in those rich countries would still have more than they do now?
@ijyx @maxi @mitzijonelle @GrassrootsReview According to the source the "average person" is actually a median person: https://decolonialatlas.wordpress.com/2021/04/04/wealth-redistribution/
@trisschen Thank you. That make sense.
But then I doubt the underlying data. Egalitarian societies like Sweden and Germany would be as unequal as America and Russia? While the UK, Brazil and a range of (near) dictatorship would be much more egalitarian according to the top map? Hard to believe.
@mitzijonelle What did they plot here? If you redistribute wealth, the average wealth does not change by definition.