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grecy · 2018-12-25 · Original thread
Without a doubt Factfulness by Hans Rosling [1]. It gives a better factual basis for the state of the world today than everything else I have read in my life, combined!


grecy · 2018-10-31 · Original thread
"Without a determined political action, within few decades China will be the leading global economic and political power. EU/US and others must join muscles to stop the economic domination of China by econ-political means, before it's too late".

Whenever I read statements like that, it's as if somehow the EU/US think they have a right to be the dominant global economic and political power, and somehow it's their moral right to stop anyone else from ascending to that position.

China has over a billion people. So does India, so does the continent of Africa. They are all developing much, much faster than the vast majority of people realize [1]

Anyone who thinks the EU/US will remain the dominant global economic and political power in the next decades is severely deluded.

[1] Checkout the fantastic "Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World--and Why Things Are Better Than You Think " by the master Hans Rosling, where he clearly demonstrates using irrefutable stats that the poorest countries in the world today are developing faster than for example Sweden ever did, at any point in history.

grecy · 2018-10-21 · Original thread
I'm in the middle of reading "Factfulness" by Hans Rosling, which does an excellent job of clearly demonstrating that not only are billions of people living better lives than they did 20 years ago, but that also we're conditioned not to believe that good news.

The world is a lot different than many people think.

I highly recommend it.

[1] Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World--and Why Things Are Better Than You Think -

sien · 2018-09-21 · Original thread
Released April 3 this year according to Amazon.

mhb · 2018-08-26 · Original thread
Hans Rosling says no:

But you're in good company thinking that.

walkingolof · 2018-06-30 · Original thread
Yes! Reading tip for the the pessimist:

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