Interesting bits that can be learned from this book:
--Only 15% of the world's population lays claim to landownership, and that landownership in too few hands is probably the single greatest cause of poverty.
--Queen Elizabeth II owns 1/6 of the entire land surface on earth (nearly 3 times the size of the U.S.).
--The Lichtenstein royal family is wealthier than the Grimaldis of Monaco.
--80% of the American population is crammed in urban areas.
--The least crowded state is Alaska, with 670 acres per person. The most crowded is New Jersey, with .7 acres per person. --60% of America's population are property owners. That's behind the UK (69% homeownership)
These numbers are unbelievable! I had never really given much thought to this subject but now that I see the numbers, it's astonishing. This book can be a bit dry in places but overall it is an interesting piece of information.
Who Owns The World by Kevin Cahill and Rob McMahon
Grand Central Publishing
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