Amazing Graphics on Economic Growth
Although not perfect, this video from a TED conference dramatically illustrates the benefits of economic growth. But what is even more amazing is how Hans Rosling's advanced graphics mange to display statistical information meaningfully.
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Steven Horwitz - 5/15/2009
That stats package he used for the health data is available at gapminder.org . It's as cool as it looks and it's VERY effective pedagogically with students. It has all kinds of economic and demographic data. I used it to show economic growth across the world since the early 1700s. The impact of the Industrial Revolution is unmistakable.