The Wonders Of Wealth

Dave Killion — December 7, 2010

Hans Rosling presents an abbreviated version of his earlier TED talk that you will want to see.  Of particular interest to me is that the countries that were the first to move out of the poor/sick corner moved first to wealth and then to increased life spans, while the countries that moved later gained in life span before becoming wealthier.  This suggests that advances in health care made possible by increased wealth were adopted by the slower moving countries.  I think this is an outstanding demonstration of how even the less-well-off  benefit from the increased wealth of others.

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