Tuesday, April 04, 2017
The Good News About Global Poverty
The good news is that global poverty at the very bottom has been cut in half in the past generation.
The surprising news is that most people think global poverty is as bad as ever, and maybe getting worse.
Sure, there are still hundreds of millions desperately poor. But there are now billions of people who are not.
In the 1970s the world changed from mostly very poor, to mostly not very poor.
And the even better news: desperate poverty keeps declining.