26 charts and maps that show the world is getting much, much better

Poverty is down, literacy is up, and life expectancy is rising.

Jim Manske’s insight:
Don’t be daunted by the negative tendencies of some folks who choose to constantly parade "facts" about how terrible things are. Of course, things are terrible for some of us! And, overall, as a species we are making some progress. Don’t buy in to fear! Buy in to "Who needs what right now?" and "How can we help?". Let’s keep the momentum going in our lives and continue to work together to make life more wonderful for everyone of us.