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World's Not Getting Worse

A critical insight into why we assume things will get worse even though data says otherwise.

How much do we understand the world around us? Who do we believe? Are things getting worse or better?

The late Hans Rosling, doctor and data whiz, contends we are being misled. And we are being misled, he says in his seminal book Factfulness, because reporters and journalists among others are being misled too.

Rosling builds this argument about our ignorance by focussing on a

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