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World Population Living in Extreme Poverty, 1820-2015

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So, what happened in the 1970's to reverse the trend of extreme poverty rising in a fairly steady ratio to non-poverty?

Mostly the opening up 3rd world countries to the global market. It'd be a stretch to label them as capitalistic or as having free markets, but the markets have certainly been made freer.

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