If e-commerce mirrored the actual composition of the world, it would be very diverse. Marianne Williamson, noted author and speaker on world issues, presents a new way to look at the people of the world:
“If we could at this time shrink the Earth's population to a village of precisely 100 people, with all the human ratios remaining the same, it would look like this:
There would be 57 Asians, 21 Europeans, 14 from the Western Hemisphere (North and South), and 8 Africans.
Seventy would be nonwhite; 30 white.
Fifty percent of the entire world's wealth would be in the hands of only six people. All six would be citizens of the United States.
Seventy would be unable to read.
Fifty would suffer from malnutrition.
Eighty would live in ...