Doctoral Researcher Julius Probst, takes a look at seven charts showing a decidedly positive outlook on how countries across the globe are doing better economically than media portrays. The article also reveals the author’s belief that globalization is at risk using the term “populism” in connection to Brexit and President Trump.
Who wants to hear about the fact that every day some 200,000 people around the world are lifted above the US$2-a-day poverty line? Or that more than 300,000 people a day get access to electricity and clean water for the first time every day? These stories of people in low-income countries simply doesn’t make for exciting news coverage. But, as Rosling pointed out in his book Factfulness, it’s important to put all the bad news in perspective.