The high living standards (read: mass consumption) of industrialized nations is subsidized by the very low (and lowering) living standards of underdeveloped nations. We rarely connect our wealth and the poverty of others. To make poverty history, we need to Make Affluence History.

Exercises to make affluence history

• skimp on consumption
• cap your salary
• host a global dinner
• pause a minute for money
• tally the true cost of stuff
• low-tech bracelet

For a few more details, see action ideas