14 December 2010

An Offbeat Take on Global Development

The above video is a very neat way of encapsulating 200 years of economic history.

5 comments:

Methodist Jim said...

Timman the optimist?

Anonymous said...

Rosling is well known to apply a nice dog and pony to otherwise sterile statistical data. He has a more extensive preso on Ted.com

Anonymous said...

Very interesting. I would love to see a population growth charted next to the economic growth bubbles. I suppose it would track with the economic growth. I guess contrary to popular belief, it looks like with more people, everybody is healthier and wealthier.

thetimman said...

Interesting. Although the population is reflected in the size of the bubbles themselves, though not in a statistically precise way.

BTW, did anybody else notice China's massive drop @1960 with the Maoist genocide?

c.rook said...

Yes, I saw the drop. I wondered what that was. It was huge! And I thought Stalin's purge was big.