Watch 200 Years of Global Growth In 4 Minutes

  • tongun18

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    Feb 15, 2011 8:53 PM GMT
    A little bit of optimism in these days of doom and gloom.

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    Feb 15, 2011 9:53 PM GMT
    Wonderful! Thanks for posting something optimistic on RJ!!icon_biggrin.gificon_cool.gif
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    Feb 16, 2011 2:27 AM GMT
    Yes, it is pretty neat.
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    Feb 16, 2011 2:35 AM GMT
    Very interesting indeed.
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    Feb 16, 2011 2:49 AM GMT
    Very cool
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    Feb 16, 2011 2:55 AM GMT
    carminea saidYes, it is pretty neat.
    +1!
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    Feb 16, 2011 3:11 AM GMT
    That was an awesome comparison of the world of growth and industry! Just think in 200 more years!
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    Feb 16, 2011 3:11 AM GMT
    The progress of life expectancy was great to see on the Y axis, but that $400 to $40,000 range on the X axis doesn't make sense without factoring inflation and the flux of currency values. 10 extra years of life is 10 extra years of life in any time, but 10 dollars in the year 1901 is not the same as 10 dollars in the years 2001.

    That being said I guess it's the same proportional growth. The X axis could simply be called "getting richer"
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    Feb 16, 2011 3:14 AM GMT
    Although this is great news for those of us who live in the USA, Canada, and Europe, the outlook remains grim for the majority in Africa, home to 68% of the world's least developed countries. The improved income and health of all peoples is a good sign, but the rate of convergence of African numbers (to those from USA/Canada/Europe) is much slower compared to Asia's and Latin/South America's rate.

    Here's a short clip that plots fertility rate vs. life expectancy, from 1968-2008: