World Poverty and Human Rights: Cosmopolitan Responsibilities and Reforms
The poorest 46 percent of humankind have 1.2 percent of global income.
Their purchasing power per person per day is less than that of $2.15 in
the US in 1993; 826 million of them do not have enough to eat. One-third
of all human deaths are from poverty-related causes: 18 million
annually, including 12 million children under five.
At the other end, the 15 percent of humankind in the 'high-income
Thomas Pogge's book seeks to explain how this belief is sustained. He