"They were so strong in their beliefs that there came a time when it hardly mattered what exactly those beliefs were; they all fused into a single stubbornness" quoted by Louise Erdrich.
If our world was a village of 1000 people:
60 would control half of the total income.
500 would be hungry.
600 would live in shantytowns.
700 would be illiterate.
for a Dr. Meadows' complete Village of 1,000 see www.redrat.net/thoughts/global_village.htm