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An_Old_Big_Tree wrote

Hah, world bank stats.

There's one potential silver lining to this; the people who are living off of so little are doing so because they are living outside of capitalism. For example, they live on a piece of land rent-free, and they have some basic subsistence farming situation and a community that shares important things by necessity.

Insofar as this is true, one irony of the world bank trying to get people to have more money is that they are trying to get more people dependent on capitalism.