The following chart measures the growth of hunger over the past few years in Europe and the US:
If you can’t afford food, there’s really nowhere to go but up. That’s why it’s so shocking just how many more hungry people there are now in what were formerly known as the world’s well-off nations. According to a Pew report released today, almost a quarter of people (24 percent) in the United States and Greece answered “yes” to the question, “Have there been times during the last year when you did not have enough money to buy food your family needed?”
The good news is that the stock market is roaring and the top 1% have been doing really well. So that’s good.