The world has improved since 1900. Which data-driven article...
July 31, 2014 2:57 PM Subscribe
I remember reading a fairly substantial and data-driven article that was published after 2000 in a major publication (economist, new yorker, etc) that discussed the overall improvement in the state of the world since the early 20th century.
It discussed changes in poverty, disease, mortality and other metrics as indicators of the overall positive and (importantly) incremental changes that have defined the last century.
I was having a fairly heated discussion regarding a current world conflict and wanted to point to it for reference. While gapminder does a wonderful job of displaying the data, the article had very well-thought out reasoning to explain the data. It had the tone of being written by an economist or jurist. My googlefu has failed me so I turn to you.