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Economists use something called the "GINI Coefficient or Index" to measure income inequality in a country. A score of 1 = absolute inequality while a score of 0 = absolute equality.

Latin America remains one of the most unequal in the world and Colombia historically has been one of the most unequal countries in Latin America. 

The Gini Coefficient in 2016:
-Colombia: 0.501
-USA:  0.415

The measure for countries like Denmark, Sweden, Canada, etc. range from about 0.25 to 0.32.

If you are middle class from the U.S., Europe, Canada or Australia, etc. then Colombia is a great place to take your disposable income.

https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/SIPOVGINICOL

https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/SIPOVGINIUSA?utm_source=series_page&utm_medium=related_content&utm_term=related_resources&utm_campaign=categories

http://www.oecd.org/social/income-distribution-database.htm


Jeff Bezos, Amazon's head, just topped his present fortune at 150 billion, almost matching the Waltons of Walmart. People say the 'middle class'--sort of a nebulous term, concept, is shrinking in the USA.

"A Federal Reserve report found the top 1 percent of U.S. families controlled 38.6 percent of wealth in the U.S. in 2016, compared with 22.8 percent held by the bottom 90 percent. Last year, Oxfam International found that more than 80 percent of earnings went to the top 1 percent of the world population." (Bloomberg)

I guess that means that according to the US govt anyway, that 10% of the US population has 77.2% of the USA's wealth and that the other 90% of everyone, making up the poor and middle class, has about 22.8% to share.

But boy, 1% of the population having close to 40% of the nation's wealth doesn't sound great to me.
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This doesn't answer your question directly but in the spirt if getting back into talking about the chicas here is something that happened to me in Cali:

-I met this really cute 21 year old Calena working at one of the open-air bars in Palmetto Plaza. I got her number but then she proceeded to tell me she works two jobs: one as bartender and another at a motorcycle shop.

She said she couldn't afford to go on a date with me but as long as I paid her adquately she would go out with me. She gave an actual figure but I don't recall...it was basically equivalent to what she makes in a day at work. I politely declined. She was really cute though. 

One thing I noticed is she kept looking at herself in the mrrior to check her hair, make up, etc.


if you have to pay a colombian to go out with you, its all about " business" . had a friend visit me last year in medellin, he got the same proposal, three different times, i started laughing .
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Yes, the bartender was one of the interasadas. The only other interasada I met was this 20 year old chica I met at Chipichape my first night in Cali. We were sitting down on a bench next to each other so I chatted her up. She is a Calena who is currently living/studying at a university in Barcelona. She was home visiting family. She had more of a paisa look but was very phuck-able in my book. 

We exchanged numbers. She invited me to go out the next night with her and her friends. She was pretty cute but I figured even if she wasn't into me I could meet her friends or perhaps other women at the bar. We met at a bar close to my hotel in Granada. Turns out her "friends" was really just one amiga. Her friend was nice but I was not into her physically/romantically.

We had drinks at a shot bar (called Quickly) and I paid for all the drinks. Initially the girl showed interest in me..be it genuine or fake I can't say. After a while she seemed less attentive and pretty focused on her friend. So when she'd go to the restroom I looked around the bar to see if I could meet someone else. Place was all groups and I couldn't pull anyone away. So about 2 or so hours into it, I told the two chicas it was late and I was going to leave (this was 2am or so). They walked with me outside to be sure I got an uber and then went back into the bar for more drinking I guess.

The next day I texted the girl to see if she wanted to go out for dinner. She never replied. I followed up the day after that with something like, "Hey no worries if you don't want to go on a date, we can just be friends."  She never even replied to that. So I assume she was just using me for free drinks that night. The drinks were cheap as hell but my TIME: I'll never get that back!



Probably  just no chemistry.
If shes was a real gold diggers she would say " puedas hacer me un favor.."

Patience grasshopper
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Actually its pretty rare for a girl.to así for that.

I Sounds like her time was all tied up working so.many hours and she really needs the money.

Looking at herself in the Mirror NOT a good sign ( sign on Narcisism)
..yThats why I suggested just banging her and bit taking her seiously.
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Were these the interasadas you mentioned in an earlier post?   Curious, if you could share in detail the interaction you had with any other ones?

Yes, the bartender was one of the interasadas. The only other interasada I met was this 20 year old chica I met at Chipichape my first night in Cali. We were sitting down on a bench next to each other so I chatted her up. She is a Calena who is currently living/studying at a university in Barcelona. She was home visiting family. She had more of a paisa look but was very phuck-able in my book. 

We exchanged numbers. She invited me to go out the next night with her and her friends. She was pretty cute but I figured even if she wasn't into me I could meet her friends or perhaps other women at the bar. We met at a bar close to my hotel in Granada. Turns out her "friends" was really just one amiga. Her friend was nice but I was not into her physically/romantically.

We had drinks at a shot bar (called Quickly) and I paid for all the drinks. Initially the girl showed interest in me..be it genuine or fake I can't say. After a while she seemed less attentive and pretty focused on her friend. So when she'd go to the restroom I looked around the bar to see if I could meet someone else. Place was all groups and I couldn't pull anyone away. So about 2 or so hours into it, I told the two chicas it was late and I was going to leave (this was 2am or so). They walked with me outside to be sure I got an uber and then went back into the bar for more drinking I guess.

The next day I texted the girl to see if she wanted to go out for dinner. She never replied. I followed up the day after that with something like, "Hey no worries if you don't want to go on a date, we can just be friends."  She never even replied to that. So I assume she was just using me for free drinks that night. The drinks were cheap as hell but my TIME: I'll never get that back!   
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^^As I said I don't recall the exact amount but it wasn't a lot. Basically whatever she makes in a shift which I assume ain't much.
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This doesn't answer your question directly but in the spirt if getting back into talking about the chicas here is something that happened to me in Cali:

-I met this really cute 21 year old Calena working at one of the open-air bars in Palmetto Plaza. I got her number but then she proceeded to tell me she works two jobs: one as bartender and another at a motorcycle shop.

She said she couldn't afford to go on a date with me but as long as I paid her adquately she would go out with me. She gave an actual figure but I don't recall...it was basically equivalent to what she makes in a day at work. I politely declined. She was really cute though. 

One thing I noticed is she kept looking at herself in the mrrior to check her hair, make up, etc.

Sounds like a narcisista

I agree with mamá.and Buen Pues. just bang her.

How much was she asking? Like 50 mil?
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Who am I supposed to believe: a cranky Canuck who has challenges using the quote feature on P.L. properly? or one of the most preeminent scholars/economists on the subject of economic mobility in the U.S.?  Hint: It isn't you...jajaja.   

If you want to challenge Dr. Raj Chetty's methodology by all means go ahead....   

http://www.businessinsider.com/the-american-dream-of-social-mobility-2017-3

I dont have to listen to an academic. I have worked in both countries.If you are willing to.move to where the work is, the US has way better oportunities for young people. Regardless of whether the democrats  or republicans are in power.

The healthcare system.in Canadá is far superior, I will Grant you that.
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I am weary of any "-isms" or far left or right ideologues of any stripe.

ActualyI wasnt making a political staement of any Type. Just stating that the Venezuelan problem in Colombia is a very sad and disturbing situation from a humanitarian point of view.

Just think how bad it is inside Venezuela.


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LOL...well maybe I should have gone for it!  I met several other ladies that I took out on dates and they didn't ask for a dime. Of course, I paid for the dates.

I get that gringos are viewed as ATM's but the Calena bartender was a little too in your face about it.  When I first walked up to the bar, she asked me to buy her and her coworker a drink. I did do that. But paying for a date..??  I have a hard time with that especially if there are other ladies willing to go out "for free".....




Were these the interasadas you mentioned in an earlier post?   Curious, if you could share in detail the interaction you had with any other ones?
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