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.
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
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.