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There’s a now famous study of progress in human welfare, with a common glaring flaw.

The flaw interestingly betrays how humans are dazzled by positive information, and quite forget what we’re looking at.

Hans Rosling has traveled the world, presented at the TED talks many times and raised huge amounts of money for his work, based on the beautiful data animation videos he has produced, like the one on world progress in human welfare over the past two centuries.

It displays the remarkable course of human progress, as proof positive of the soundness of the capitalist approach to economic development and the universal value of creating wealth for all that is evident in the data. It is indeed a remarkable history.

Gapminder image of the modern world

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