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What Most Americans Don't Know about Extreme Poverty

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That's how many are living in extreme poverty today, defined by the World Bank as having roughly $2/day or less in current US purchasing power. Think about that number: seven hundred and sixty-six million, ten thousand human beings.[1] In just one generation, the number of folks notin poverty has doubled. That's a lot of people in poverty! It's roughly double the population of the United States, all at a standard of living we in the USA cannot really imagine. Isn't it unconscionable that so many live in poverty when we live in such affluence?

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