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Great Info Well Presented

December 5, 2010 Leave a comment

This presentation by Swedish physician and researcher Hans Rosling is fascinating for a number of reasons.  Using over 120,000 calculations tied to income per person and life expectancy, Rosling and his team have tracked the arc of global human progress over the last 200 years.  As if that weren’t enough, the resulting presentation of their findings is not only informative but also memorable and easily grasped by virtually anyone.

Some have complained that Rosling is measuring progress by Western standards, ie. money equals progress and that the income growth demonstrated in the presentation cannot continue.  There is perhaps some validity to this charge but few would argue that the longer life expectancies we now enjoy are not welcomed by all.