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Why 2017 Was the Best Year in Human History


In this reflection of the year 2017, Dr Max Roser, Project Director, Our World In Data, calculates that every day, the number of people around the world living in extreme poverty (less than about $2 a day) goes down by 217,000. Such large figures suggest that it was probably the best year in the history of humanity.

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