Wednesday 21 February 2018

Why bad politics is standing in the way of a more equal world

Bill Gates at Davos yesterday. Photo: Denis Balibouse.
Bill Gates at Davos yesterday. Photo: Denis Balibouse.
Bill Gates at Davos yesterday.
James Downey

James Downey

Bill Gates says that by 2035 almost all countries will have reached a standard of living equivalent to the level now enjoyed in China.

An amazing statement. Mr Gates concedes as much himself. It amazes him to think that the world can come close to the dream of effectively eradicating poverty in his own lifetime (he is now 58).

If you or I said such a thing, people might think we were raving. But anything Bill Gates says has to be taken seriously.

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