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The Wealth of 8 People and 3.6 Billion People: Utilitarianism Applied

As of the end of 2016, eight people held as much wealth as the 3.6 billion people who make up the world’s poorest half. Just a year earlier, a similar study had “found that the world’s richest 62 people had as much wealth as the bottom half of the population.”[1]Part of the difference in these findings is due to new data gathered by Credit Suisse. Put another way, the richest of the rich were richer than had been thought. In this essay, I want to call attention to the sheer magnitude of the wealth involved, as it pertains to the richest.


The full essay is at “Wealth of 8 People and 3.6 Billion People.”


[1] Gerry Mullany, “World’s 8 Richest Have as Much Wealth as Bottom Half of Global Population,” The New York Times, January 16, 2017.

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Official Underwear of Long Distance Relationships

With all the sad news on the television this past week America needs a good laugh. Today a new product was brought to my attention and at first all I could do was laugh and was at a loss for words, yes I know, at a loss of words. With technology ever advancing I wish

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