Population, Wealth and Data

This video is of a well-done TED talk. The presenter takes numbers with reference to wealth, fertility rates, and related factors and juxtaposes it from different countries and regions, showing how the data for each country/region changes over time with reference to the other countries/regions.

On the point about child mortality rates and Cuba, however, he fails to point out that the Cuban government collects remarkably different data (as we discussed previously) skewing the numbers far ahead of where they would otherwise be. That aside, he does a  good job, in this data layman’s opinion.

HT: PowerLine

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