Thanks to growing free markets, free trade, entrepreneurship and globalisation more than half of the worlds population is now middle class or better! That is great news. And things are even getting better for those who have not risen to the middle class, yet. We are slowly but surely, (and not so slowly in many cases) getting rid of abject poverty and moving from scrabbling in the dirt to being more secure in where our next meals are coming from and having secure shelter. https://www.brookings.edu/blog/futu...f-the-world-is-now-middle-class-or-wealthier/ Read the rest at the link.