I never signed up for Reddit. Not enough personal interaction.
Eliminating everyone below the poverty line in every country is an interesting concept.
One drawback: Larger countries would be affected strangely by cost of living differences within that country...
For example, low-income Mississippi would be gutted, while high-income New York would be proportionately untouched.
I found one relevant factiod... the top _two_ household quintiles in the US is $60,000. Translation, if your household makes more than $60,000, your household is in the top 40%...roughly the % our scenario is looking for.
Putting whole families (households) on the ship also minimizes the risks of creating orphans. Not a bad idea, though again I think that the world needs ditch-diggers, too.
More calm, cool, scathing logic that drives women crazy...