Factfulness | Hans Rosling

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Hans Rosling (1948-2017) shows that the majority of people believes that 50% or more of the people in the world live in low-income countries. The real figure is 9%. Also, most have a worldview that matches what the world looked like when one’s teacher was studying. This inertia to understand developments may be due to the fact that people historically lived in environments that hardly change. But today’s societies and cultures are in constant motion. The proportion of the world’s population living in extreme poverty has been halved in the last twenty years. Read full brief here.

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