This statistic from Oxfam, an anti-poverty consortium, has been reported in prominent media outlets (example). Other articles dispute this statistic as misleading due to flimsy assumptions about debt (example)

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    $\begingroup$ What part of the fusion.net article's explanation is unclear? $\endgroup$
    – Giskard
    Commented Jan 23, 2017 at 17:19
  • $\begingroup$ Nothing is unclear, but maybe the fusion.net article is also misleading, and there's a convincing counterargument that I can't think of. $\endgroup$
    – sirallen
    Commented Jan 23, 2017 at 18:24
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    $\begingroup$ Related: economics.stackexchange.com/questions/12890/… $\endgroup$
    – Henry
    Commented Jan 24, 2017 at 0:15


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