It’s “summertime and the livin’ is easy” and I want to highlight what most of us often take for granted: the fact that we live in the richest time of history. To that effect, I offer the following:
- Read: While the focus of this article is on demonetization, the content and statistical evidence shows just how rich our lives are, especially considering the advances of technology.
- Listen: In today’s world, it’s easy to find reasons for pessimism. And yet, we truly live in a time of greater abundance and quality of life than ever before. Listen to Joshua Sheats as he shares some reasons for being grateful to be alive today.
- Watch: Hans Rosling was a legendary statistician, and in this brief video presentation on The Joy of Stats, he tells the story of the world in 200 countries over 200 years using 120,000 numbers – in just four minutes! Plotting life expectancy against income for every country since 1810, Hans shows how the world we live in is radically different from the world most of us imagine.
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