Why We're Wrong About the World

Why We're Wrong About the World

The Matt Townsend Show - Season 1, Episode 1488 , Segment 1

Episode: Factfullness, Principles of Intuitive Eating, Screen Cleaning

  • Apr 27, 2018 4:00 pm
  • 45:32 mins

Anna Rosling Rönnlund is the co-founder of Gapminder, a program designed to promote a fact-based worldview everyone can understand. She also developed Dollar Street. She spoke on Dollar Street in her TED talk in 2017. Anna is the co-writer of Factfulness and a mom of three. When asked simple questions about global trends like, ‘what percentage of the world’s population lives in poverty,’ ‘why is the world’s population increasing,’ or ‘how many girls finish school,’ we systematically get the answers wrong. Do you think your guesses would be too high, or too low? Anna Rosling Ronnlund talks about why things may actually be better than we think is.

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