Editorial Board

Winning the War on World Poverty

This is an age of remarkable progress.

Less of this.

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The state of the world is improving at an astonishing rate. That might have served as the title of a valuable new report on global incomes from the Pew Research Center. In a spirit of glass-half-full restraint, the center instead announced that "A Global Middle Class Is More Promise Than Reality."

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