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October 13, 2020 15:46

Literacy goes up. Parents decide they do NOT need to have as many children to make sure that some will support them in their older age. Ultimately, good health is a cornerstone of progress and a peaceful society.

October 13, 2020 15:46

Literacy goes up. Parents decide they do NOT need to have as many children to make sure that some will support them in their older age. Ultimately, good health is a cornerstone of progress and a peaceful society.

October 13, 2020 15:43

This is surely a great achievement for humanity-one of the most important in the past 50 years. Saving lives alone needs no justification. It justifies itself. But the better health that this represents had a multiplier effect. As health improves, life improves in every way. Income goes up.

October 13, 2020 15:43

This is surely a great achievement for humanity-one of the most important in the past 50 years. Saving lives alone needs no justification. It justifies itself. But the better health that this represents had a multiplier effect. As health improves, life improves in every way. Income goes up.

October 13, 2020 15:43

This is surely a great achievement for humanity-one of the most important in the past 50 years. Saving lives alone needs no justification. It justifies itself. But the better health that this represents had a multiplier effect. As health improves, life improves in every way. Income goes up.

October 13, 2020 15:42

Another statistic jumps out at us. Not quite 50 years ago, take the year 1960, 70 million babies were born, but that year 20 million young children died. Last year, 130 million babies were born, and 10 million children died. So, even though the number of births about doubled, the number of childrens deaths was cut in half.

October 13, 2020 15:41

Archaeologists have shown that in ancient society where tribal warfare was the norm, the chances that someone would die by being killed by someone else were above 25 percent, and in some periods above 50 percent. In this last century, despite the large World Wars, the chances were close to one percent. So that is progress.

October 13, 2020 15:41

Archaeologists have shown that in ancient society where tribal warfare was the norm, the chances that someone would die by being killed by someone else were above 25 percent, and in some periods above 50 percent. In this last century, despite the large World Wars, the chances were close to one percent. So that is progress.

October 13, 2020 15:41

Archaeologists have shown that in ancient society where tribal warfare was the norm, the chances that someone would die by being killed by someone else were above 25 percent, and in some periods above 50 percent. In this last century, despite the large World Wars, the chances were close to one percent. So that is progress.

October 13, 2020 15:39

When some people look at the world today, they see more disease, more poverty, and more ignorance. It is not hard to understand why. There is too much suffering. There is too little peace. Modern communication including the Internet makes it easier to see the suffering that still exists. But I believe these observers are missing the key trend.