Who Are the Unprosperous?
Three groups—the struggling middle class, working poor, and devastatingly poor—make up the unprosperous
The unprosperous lack the economic resources, financial earnings, community necessities, and personal enlightenment and liberties to achieve 21st-century well-being. At best, they live in under self-sufficiency.
Take the United States of America, the richest country in the world, as just one example. Nearly 60% of Americans live in absolute or relative poverty, or suffer from the afflictions of pathological inequality [?]. When one considers that "the wealth of the top 1% of the [American] population is more than that of the bottom 90% of the population combined" (as Ray Dalio, one of the richest men in the world, passionately brings to our attention), you may understand the intolerance, rage, anxiety, epidemic drug addiction, academic underachievement by some groups, and countless pathologies that plague Americans and the American society. As Dalio warns, the staggering inequality poses "existential threats to the United States." Unsurprisingly, economic distress isn't unique [?] to Americans.
- Struggling Middle Class
- Working Poor
- Devastatingly Poor