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Global Middle Class

We're Experiencing the Greatest Reshuffling of Income Since the Industrial Revolution

Branko Milanovic | Posted 07.22.2015 | World
Branko Milanovic

The period from the fall of the Berlin Wall to today is characterized by the rebalancing of the relative income positions of Asia and the West and the emergence of the "global middle class."

Are You In The Global Middle Class? Find Out With Our Income Calculator

Pew Research Center | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 07.20.2015 | World

On a global scale, just 13 percent of the world’s population could be considered middle income in 2011, according to a new Pew Research Center a...

The Global Middle Class: A Force for Radicalism

Brenda M. Seaver | Posted 07.14.2015 | World
Brenda M. Seaver

Anecdotal evidence from the last decade suggests that U.S. officials need to consider the multiple ways in which the rising global middle class is fueling radical politics.

Peak Oil and Peak Water vs. Peak Network

Reid Hoffman | Posted 06.21.2014 | World
Reid Hoffman

Dealing with resource scarcity will compel companies to adopt new technologies, new manufacturing processes, and new management practices -- all of which will drive innovation faster and faster. As the global middle class expands, there will be massive opportunities for entrepreneurs to create more efficient industries and more productive business ecosystems. Technologies and industries will collide in new and unexpected ways, and these entrepreneurial mashups, inspired in part by scarcity, will potentially produce greater utility and prosperity for society at large.