Sunday, April 28, 2019

Book review: FACTFULNESS by Hans Rosling

FACTFULNESS (2018) by Hans Rosling

This book is dominated by statistics and graphs, showing the positive trends of development and social progress in recent times.

Boring? Not at all.

The late Hans Rosling used statistics, and his personal experience, to argue - forcefully - that the current pessimism about our future is misguided. The state of the world really has improved, and keeps improving.

Was Rosling overly optimistic? Or was he essentially a realist? Whatever becomes of our future, you need to read FACTFULNESS as an antidote to unthinking pessimism.

Recommended for people who need cheering up.

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