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Calorie intake among the poor is increasing

In 1990, people in 26 countries consumed less than 2,000 calories, which the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recommends an average person should eat each day. By 2008, that number fell to 3.

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People are working fewer hours than ever before

In 1950, the Dutch worked, on average, 2,299 hours per year. In 2011, they worked only 1,380 hours - a reduction of 40 percent leaving them more time for family and leisure!

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Rich countries pollute less relative to output

CO2 emissions per inflation adjusted dollar of output has declined in the United States from 1.16 kilogram in 1960 to 0.46 kilograms in 2008.

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