TED: Hans Rosling: New insights on poverty

Videos can spark thought - TED videos often accomplish this experience. Check out this video that uses data to explain our world.

This is social studies at its geekiest.

Video summary:

"Researcher Hans Rosling uses his cool data tools to show how countries are pulling themselves out of poverty. He demos Dollar Street, comparing households of varying income levels worldwide. Then he does something really amazing.
In Hans Rosling’s hands, data sings. Global trends in health and economics come to vivid life. And the big picture of global development—with some surprisingly good news—snaps into sharp focus."

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