Video Thursday: Visualizing the World

Swedish doctor and statistician Hans Rosling illustrates and explains the progression of world health and wealth around the world, tracking 200 countries over 200 years. Disparities between the colonizers and the colonized, the effect of wars, emerging economies—it’s all here:

We’re off for the holidays tomorrow and next week, so we’ll see you in 2011. Have a great Christmas, if you’re celebrating it, and a wonderful New Year.

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