September 12, 2003

Guilt Tripping the Rich

Here's a clever way to raise money from the connected of the world at:Global Rich List

Every year we gaze enviously at the lists of the richest people in world. Wondering what it would be like to have that sort of cash. But where would you sit on one of those lists? Hereï¿•s your chance to find out.
The program parses your income and then presents you with a bar graph showing your position on a scale from poorest person in the world to richest one. It is no suprise that if you can even read these words on your screen that you are very, very close to the richest person in the world. Yup, compared to the "poorest person in the world" you'll be right up there in the top 1% every time.

The page then allows you to "donate securely in 2 minutes" to CARE INTERNATONAL. Exactly how much is going to reach the poorest person in the world isn't that clear, but at least you will be swelling the coffers of CARE.

Posted by Van der Leun at September 12, 2003 2:22 PM
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pussies! they only go up to $200K per year. What kind of "rich list" is that? I know fucking car salesmen and small time painting contractors that make that!!!!

Posted by: Jim Rutt at September 15, 2003 11:21 AM