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Bill Gates says poverty is decreasing. He couldn’t be more wrong

by Jason Hickel

Last week, as world leaders and business elites arrived in Davos for the World Economic Forum, Bill Gates tweeted an infographic to his 46 million followers showing that the world has been getting better and better. “This is one of my favourite infographics,” he wrote. “A lot of people underestimate just how much life has improved over the past two centuries.”

verlaten I foto Aart G. Broek

verlaten I foto Aart G. Broek

Of the six graphs – developed by Max Roser of Our World in Data – the first has attracted the most attention by far. It shows that the proportion of people living in poverty has declined from 94% in 1820 to only 10% today.

Please, continue reading here on the Guardian website, January 29, 2019



on 14.04.2019 at 11:16

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