200 Years of Life Expectancy vs. Wealth

In this very short BBC video, Hans Rosling, a Swedish professor of international health, shows both how statistics can be dynamic and how much the last two centuries have shaped our health and wealth, particularly in the West:

I wonder if Santa will bring me fancy interactive laser beam bouncing ball technology for Christmas. Between that and the sparkly snowglobe forensic imaging system from Bones, I could make a 3D movie out of my dissertation research! (I snark because I wish I could make something this cool out of my statistics.)

[Shoutout to Sociological Images for the video link.]


Keith said…
Great video! Thanks for sharing it. I like how in colonial times one can see how the colonized regions basically paid for the wealth and life expectancy of the European nations.
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