A comic with two characters: a funny cartoon sheep, and a funny cartoon polar bear. Character 1 says: 'So... modern technology.' Character 2 says: 'It has its flaws, but modern technology, in conjunction with global capitalism, has lifted millions of people out of poverty!' Character 1 says: 'Has it? Really? Show me the data.' Character 2 says: 'Certainly. I can cite a large number of reports from reputable organisations such as the United Nations, the IMF and the WTO. ' Character 1 says: 'Ah, but I think you'll find all those reports use GDP as a measure of wealth. GDP is basically just money.' Character 2 says: 'And?' Character 1 says: 'In pre-Industrial societies wealth wasn't measured in money, it was measured in stuff.' Character 2 says: 'Stuff?' Character 1 says: 'Fertile land, water, firewood, seeds, wild fruits, shade trees, lumber, clay, metals, precious stones, houses, fine clothing, artworks, poetry...' Character 2 says: 'You mean... they didn't have any money AT ALL? They just had all that stuff? Those poor people!'

Lifted out of poverty

A comic with two characters: a funny cartoon sheep, and a funny cartoon polar bear. Character 1 says: 'So... modern technology.' Character 2 says: 'It has its flaws, but modern technology, in conjunction with global capitalism, has lifted millions of people out of poverty!' Character 1 says: 'Has it? Really? Show me the data.' Character 2 says: 'Certainly. I can cite a large number of reports from reputable organisations such as the United Nations, the IMF and the WTO. ' Character 1 says: 'Ah, but I think you'll find all those reports use GDP as a measure of wealth. GDP is basically just money.' Character 2 says: 'And?' Character 1 says: 'In pre-Industrial societies wealth wasn't measured in money, it was measured in stuff.' Character 2 says: 'Stuff?' Character 1 says: 'Fertile land, water, firewood, seeds, wild fruits, shade trees, lumber, clay, metals, precious stones, houses, fine clothing, artworks, poetry...' Character 2 says: 'You mean... they didn't have any money AT ALL? They just had all that stuff? Those poor people!'

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