Why 2017 Was the Best Year in Human History

From Nicholas Kristof in the New York Times:

Why 2017 Was the Best Year in Human History

“Every day, the number of people around the world living in extreme poverty (less than about $2 a day) goes down by 217,000, according to calculations by Max Roser, an Oxford University economist who runs a website called Our World in Data. Every day, 325,000 more people gain access to electricity. And 300,000 more gain access to clean drinking water.

 

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