I wasn't going to write anything today, but Flatland forced my hand. This is entirely for my amusement and yours.
Yesterday I ran across a Vox article by Dylan Matthews called In 1990, more than 60% of people in East Asia were in extreme poverty. Now only 3.5% are.
Wow! Sounds good! But there was a nagging question: what does "extreme poverty" mean?
Here you go.
Yes, you read that correctly — "extreme poverty" is defined as living on less than $1.90/day.