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December 3, 2010

200 Countries, 200 Years, 4 Minutes

Plotting life expectancy against income for 200 countries since 1810, Hans Rosling shows the enormous impact that the increase in wealth has had on the world (H/T Don Boudreaux).

Posted by Tom at December 3, 2010 12:01 AM |


interesting. most innovation leading to longer life has been a product of the united states, with western europe responsible for most of the remainder.

he chose "wealth" as one axis but the story is a bit more complex mixture of education, demographic, culture, political and finacial/economic system and, importantly, "trickle down" benefit.

as the united states dims as a beacon of innovation that will occur with government takeover, the curves will play out differently, yet again.

Posted by: Dr. TOM Author Profile Page at December 3, 2010 5:50 AM

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