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Gwynne Dyer's "Middle Three-Fifths" article excerpt

...a column titled "Human Development" about "The Middle Three Fifths". It finally hit Dyer that these reports, so focused on the plight of the bottom fifth, ignore the whole middle of humanity. Dyer was on vacation in Turkey, where he has seen a nation lift itself up from rural poverty to urban development over 30 years. We might call their cinderblock apartments tenements, he writes, but the Turks prefer them to their old dwellings for the electric light, heat, and water.

© Roy Brander, P.Eng 2008