Thursday, April 08, 2010

The revolution in Kyrgysztan

Kyrgyzstan has less than 6 million people and a per capita income of something like USD 1000. Surprisingly, the differential between rich and poor is "moderate" (latest Gini available (2003) is 30.3). "Only" a third of the population lives below the poverty line.

On all three counts (population, income and Gini) that is a better situation than many other countries in the world.

As Kyrgyzstan was less intolerably governed compared to some other countries, it will not be surprising to see other countries erupt. Sphere: Related Content

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