$$$ Calculator: Here’s how to Instantly Make your Problems Disappear!

Via Waylon Lewis
on Oct 13, 2013
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46 per cent global wealth owned by richest 1 per cent: Credit Suisse (profit.ndtv.com)

Make your First World Problems of the Day Disappear!

With this fun, handy bit of context. Perspective? Wow.

Click here:

wealth global poverty calculator

Relephant discussion:

Well, it’s all relative to where you are. You could very well be comfortable in Ghana with less money than it takes to pay rent with near New York.


Not at all. You won’t starve, but that’s about it.

24 hour electricity, good access to a great healthcare system(not that the doctors are bad, but the infrastructure is), internet access is a chore, and you live about 5 years in the past when it comes to technology.


do you get healthcare on minimum wage in the USA?


Be thankful for what you have. The underdeveloped world does not even need healthcare because they are doubtful if they would live beyond the day.

Things to be thankful for.

  1. Drinking water
  2. Sanitation
  3. Emergency care (you won’t bleed to death.)
  4. Cheap food
  5. Almost universal access to knowledge (free public libraries, cheap fast reliable internet)

I could go on.


The Economist runs their own PPP index based on Big Macs, which usually rely on local inputs and local labor. It’s an interesting take and they use it to point out potential currency inflation.




About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


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