• 200 countries, 200 years, 4 minutes

    We really have come a long way. And yet, there is still much we could do. This is worth watching.

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    • It is odd that we are seem to me to be much more concerned with getting health care to all Americans, that will maybe increase their life expectancy a year or two than we give attention to people in those lagging countries.

      I give most of my charity to works outside the USA because it seems to yield more there. Food, water, shelter, clothing and vaccinations for all humans seems like a profitable thing to concentrate on.

      I like to take vacations but sometimes I feel guilty, thinking I could have given more to provide food, water, shelter, clothing and vaccinations for the earths real poor. Makes me see that I am a selfish person.

      What did Adam Smith say about how little concern we have about thousands of people dying in China.

    • Thank you so much for sharing this incredible video. I was blown away by the data presentation, and profoundly affected by the story it tells. Leaving Africa behind is a tragedy of our times.

    • Too bad the video doesn’t encourage users to take the next step to explore the data themselves at http://www.gapminder.org/ – that I learned about here on TIE – Thanks Austin!