The Trader 

Let them eat meat

Nicole Elliott

Let them eat meat

Over the last half century most countries have managed to provide a better standard of living for their citizens, at least doubling adjusted GDP per capita and some seeing incomes multiply by 23 times their 1960 level (in Singapore’s case) or 35 times (Botswana and South Korea). A handful saw negative growth, sadly all in Africa. Data for mainland China is not available, but it’s plain to see how much the country has changed since 1980.

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