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Why do we need to know about progress if we are concerned about the world’s large problems?

Why do we need to know about progress if we are concerned about the world’s large problems?

You often encounter this false dichotomy of either seeing the world through the lens of progress («Everything is getting better!») or the lens of deficits («So many things are still far from good!»). In this mission statement, Max Roser, founder of Our World In Data, explains how those lenses are inextricably linked. «If you care about problems you need to study progress. If you want to make progress you need to study problems.» Read it now


From Weekly Filet #351, in June 2021.

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