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Sioux Falls Free Thinkers endorse Who Owns the World for showing
us how little land we really own and who owns almost all of it.

Who Owns the World
The Surprising Truth about
Every Piece of Land on the Planet

Who Owns the World by Kevin Cahill and Rob McMahon
(2010) - 384 pages
Who Owns the World at Amazon.com

Globalization has made the world smaller
now learn who possesses every acre of it.

In our modern world, you can IM someone in New Zealand, purchase coffee beans from Timor-Leste, or shop for homes in Dubai on the Internet. But what do we really know about the land in these countries. And what do we know about our own? Now this unique compilation reveals the hidden secrets about landownership in all fifty states and every country and territory on Earth. Fascinating, eye-opening, and sometimes shocking, this informative guide will change the way you look at the world.

You'll discover that:

  • Two of the largest landowners in the U.S. are the federal government and Ted Turner
  • 80% of the American population is crammed into urban areas
  • The least crowded state is Alaska, with 670 acres per person. The most crowded is New Jersey, with .7 acres per person
  • 60% of America's population are property owners. That's behind the U.K. (69% homeownership)
  • Queen Elizabeth II owns 1/6 of the entire land surface on Earth (nearly 3 times the size of the U.S.)
  • Only 15% of the world's population lays claim to landownership, and that landownership in too few hands is arguably the single greatest cause of poverty
  • …plus many more incredible facts!

This is the only book you'll need to discover…
WHO OWNS THE WORLD

Kevin Cahill was born in Rathdowney Co. Laoise, in the Irish Republic. He now lives in Exeter, Devon, in the UK, with his wife, Ros. They have three daughters and one grandson, Ivo. A former infantry platoon commander, he was educated at Rockwell College, the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, the University of Ulster. Kevin is a senior advisor in the House of Lords in London and has worked in the House of Commons, the European Parliament, and with members of the Dail and Senate in Dublin. A journalist for much of his life, Kevin was a researcher and associate editor on the Sunday Times "Rich List," an editor at large on Sunday Business, and wealth editor at Eurobusiness and BusinessAge magazines. He compiled 27 rich lists, including the European Rich and the Richest Women in the World, for Eurobusiness. He covered wars in the Middle East, the Western Sahara, and Northern Ireland. He was elected an honorary member of the Foreign Correspondents Club in Tokyo in 1987. He is the chairman of the South West region of the Royal Society for the Arts (RSA) and an elected fellowship councillor of the Society. He is a fellow of the British Computer Society and also a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and of the Royal Historical Society, mainly for his books on land ownership. He is a member of the American Association of Geographers and of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society.

He is currently a doctoral student at the University of Exeter in the History Department, preparing a thesis on landownership in Devon, as well as four books on landownership in the western counties of England, Devon, Cornwall, Somerset, and Dorset.

Rob McMahon is a freelance writer and editor with more than fifteen years experience in book publishing.

1-22-16 62 Extreme Rich Own As Much As Half The World
62 Extreme Rich Own As Much As Half The World
The wealthiest 62 people now own as much as half the world’s population—or 3.5 billion people—according to a new study by Oxfam. The wealth of the richest 62 people has risen 44 percent since 2010, while the wealth of the poorest 3.5 billion has fallen 41 percent during that time.

1-18-16 Oxfam says wealth of richest 1% equal to other 99%
Oxfam says wealth of richest 1% equal to other 99%
The richest 1% now has as much wealth as the rest of the world combined, according to Oxfam. It uses data from Credit Suisse from October for the report, which urges leaders meeting in Davos this week to take action on inequality. Oxfam also calculated that the richest 62 people in the world had as much wealth as the poorest half of the global population. It criticised the work of lobbyists and the amount of money kept in tax havens.

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Who Owns the World
The Surprising Truth about
Every Piece of Land on the Planet

Sioux Falls Free Thinkers endorse Who Owns the World for showing
us how little land we really own and who owns almost all of it.