The richest 2% of the world’s population owns more than 50% of the household wealth. The poorer half of the world’s population owns barely 1% of the wealth. So says a report from the World Institute of Development Economics Research at the UN University. That’s one of those dreadful measurements – but what does one do with it or about it?
Meanwhile, I cruised across Fife today pondering the meaning of life as one does and listened to Radio 4 conjuring up new words – one which suited me was to ‘birtle’ – meaning to make something worse while trying to make it better. Yes indeed.
The opposite outcome to birtling is achieved by aherning; which is producing positive results without having a clue what one is doing.
Even the most experienced among us may fall into birtling at any time – it seems to be an occupational, perhaps even more generally human hazard!
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