The explosion of human prosperity

This video by Hans Rosling is a 4-minute of an amazing TED Talk showing just how much progress the human race has made in the past 200 years.

I love how Hans is able to take statistics and make them come alive, communicate truth in such a powerful way.   So often politicians and personalities use pretty words or abuse stats to push their world view on us.  When someone like this can embrace the full set of data, and then ALSO communicate it so wonderfully… just magic.

Hat Tip to a great Econ blog: Cafe Hyek

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