Asian Poverty Reduction at 95%

Asian Poverty Reduction at 95%

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In 1990 there were 500 million people living in poverty in East Asia and the Pacific region. That number is now under 200 million, and the World Bank projects that by 2011 it will be under 20 million — a reduction of 95 percent.
— Ray Kurzweil, author, inventor and futurist speaking at the Ted Conference

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