If nothing else, Live 8 has given prominence to a number of bubbling under issues around development and the first world’s practical relations with the third world. This illustration was opposite a pro-Bush analysis in an article in the Irish Independent a week or so back. But it also fits with an anti-Bush analysis from Naomi Klein in the Guardian a few weeks back in which she pointed to the oil wealth of countries like Nigeria, and the concomittant poverty of it’s wider population. According to the chart, over 70% of the population there live on less than a dollar a day.
Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty