If people are too busy surviving, it is difficult to find happiness, purpose, and solutions to world problems.


  • Increasing wealth inequality can compound several issues
  • One study shows that poverty is the equivalent to a drop of 13 points in IQ, or the loss of one night’s sleep
  • Being poor results in poor decision-making, not the other way around


  • Extreme poverty rates have been cut by 50% since 1990
  • The world is on track to achieve the UN’s goal of eliminating  “extreme poverty” by 2030.
  • The way most people think about poverty is wrong
  • Wealth inequality in America is off the charts
  • Former president Obama believes that wealth inequality is the defining issue of our time
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