Friday, January 22, 2010

Very Good News

Feeling depressed about the state of the world?
Disappointed that Obama is not magic?
Outraged at Republicans/Democrats?
Wondering where we are going and why we are in this hand-basket?

Let's keep some perspective, people.

World poverty is falling. Between 1970 and 2006, the global poverty rate has been cut by nearly three quarters. The percentage of the world population living on less than $1 a day (in PPP-adjusted 2000 dollars) went from 26.8% in 1970 to 5.4% in 2006.

Worldwide, poverty rates are falling quickly and income inequality is also decreasing.

More details here.

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