Posts tagged with "StevenPinker"

2018 · 12. July 2018
Hans Rosling
The world is getting better in most respects but surveys show most people think it's getting worse. This overly dramatic worldview can have consequences for our mental health, as I explained in last week's Southern Star. A question: over the last 20 years, the proportion of the world’s population living in extreme poverty has (a) almost doubled, (b) stayed the same, or (c) almost halved. The correct answer is C – extreme poverty has halved. Steady progress has been made for some time. In...