[CAF Note: Actually, if you estimate for the full financial coup d’etat following the GATT adoption of the Uruguay Round and the creation of the WTO combined with the “strong dollar policy,” the number of people killed should be well in excess of WWII.]
Money effects peoples lives. The United Nations has estimated that the banking crisis drove 100 million people back into poverty around the world. The mortality statistics and morbidity statistics – the number of extra people who die and are ill — rise dramatically when you are in poverty….I would be very surprised if the financial crisis didn’t kill more people than any single conflict since WWII.
– Paul Moore, former head of risk, HBOS, from the Kaiser Report, View YouTube Video