80-20

Was cruising along a certain road last night, a short distance away from Holland Village, when my friend turned us into this road that took us almost 15 minutes to find out way out of. What struck me as most prominent (besides the fact that the place was a bloody maze) was that the houses along that particular road were huge.

Alright, huge isn’t even enough to describe them. Those were mansions, some belonging to ambassadors and the like. It just scares me that there are some people who are so wealthy and have such lavish assets that you really cannot imagine their power and status in society.

This just reminds me of the 80-20 principle I heard about some time ago. That 80% of a country’s wealth is held by 20% of the country’s population.

2 Comments so far

  1. Khurram Farooq (unregistered) on April 22nd, 2006 @ 3:59 am

    In our country (Pakistan) we call it the 99-1 rule. ;) 99% of the wealth is held by 1% of the people.


  2. liangcai (unregistered) on April 29th, 2006 @ 4:38 pm

    That is actually both funny and sad at the same time. sigh.



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