Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Living in a Time of Wonders

https://ourworldindata.org/grapher/world-population-in-extreme-poverty-absolute?tab=chart

Note that 1970 is just about exactly when your average North American decided that world poverty was a hopeless problem. 1990 was when international socialism collapsed.
Sept'16-Dierdre McCloskey hazards a guess as to why.
(Some more good population data) This graph also has interesting behaviour in 1970 and 1990:
updated-world-population-growth-1750-2100

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