I'm often wondering what to make of the claim that global poverty has dramatically reduced and the reason is capitalism. It's a heated area and I thought this article did a good job of exploring some of the viewpoints https://www.vox.com/future-perfect/2019/2/12/18215534/bill-gates-global-poverty-chart
I bought Hickel's book as I appreciate his perspective to widen the discussion into colonialism. I am a little wary of him being one sided though.
Also interesting is this article explaining that in the period of the poverty reduction that both capitalism and state socialism grew https://ourworldindata.org/historical-poverty-reductions-more-than-a-story-about-free-market-capitalism
Hard to disentangle the two from that data.
(That site is part funded by Bill Gates Foundation, also part of y-combinator 2019 - so on the capitalist side of things)
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