Things are better than you think --- thanks to Hans Rosling
Tired of Pandemics, Politics, Propaganda, Personalized Ads, and anything starting with "P"? There is another, and actually more accurate way to view the world ... it's not the "sliver lining" it is the "silver center".
We will view various TED videos by Hans, at least review his book "Factfullness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World -- and Why Things Are Better than You Think." Han's message is not just the data/fact based reality that things have and are improving, but we have built in resistance to recognizing the improvements. Hopefully we will all come away, not just feeling better about the world, but recognizing how to avoid or mitigate the "joy suckers" that make us feel worse.
How not to be ignorant about the world - TED Video
Global Population Growth (2010)
The Dollar Street Project -- TED Video (2017)
The Magic Washing Machine (2010)
Founded an NGO to help us track the human condition based on real data: Gap Minder
The Gap Minder Test -- just 12 simple questions
TED video "play list" -- the Best Hans Rosling You've ever seen
for our class
Other Rosling Videos, but not viewed in class
The Book: "Factfullness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World -- and Why Things Are Better than You Think." (2017)
Disney - Carousel of Progress -- full video presentation (22 min)