INET Oxford's 'Max Roser' spoke at Wired 2015 on economic optimism and 'Our World in Data'.
In order to understand global economics, you need perspective -- that's according to Max Roser, a 'data visualisation historian' at the Oxford Martin School. Alot of perspective. The good news is that all this perspective gives a surprisingly optimistic picture about the state of the world.
Take the growth of GDP per capita. Most people, studies have shown, think global poverty is increasing. But look at the trends since the year 1000, as detailed on Roser's website OurWorldInData.org, and there's a very different story.
"It is becoming a more equal world. This is something that should make us optimistic for the future."
As published by Wired on the 15th October 2015. You can read the whole article here