Author Topic: Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World--and Why Things Are Better  (Read 699 times)

Jurgis

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I thought this book was discussed and had a thread, but apparently not.

Hans Rosling
Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World--and Why Things Are Better Than You Think

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I've read this book, and I think it's great. Hans Rosling was a great man, and fantastic at communicating facts and numbers (check out his TED-talks). the book is an easy read, and will probably provide a new insight for many people. At least it did for me. If i remember correctly, he also touches areas of "behavioural economics" / cognitive biases etc.

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I haven't read it yet, it's in my pile, but I just want to second that Hans Rosling was a great human being.

This book should probably be read along with Steven Pinker - Better Angels of Our Nature.
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I haven't read it yet, it's in my pile, but I just want to second that Hans Rosling was a great human being.

This book should probably be read along with Steven Pinker - Better Angels of Our Nature.

Both the Rosling and Pinker books are on my to-read list.  Another book in the same vein which I have read is "Abundance: The future is better than you think" by Peter H. Diamandis  & Steven Kotler, which is excellent.

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I haven't read it yet, it's in my pile, but I just want to second that Hans Rosling was a great human being.

This book should probably be read along with Steven Pinker - Better Angels of Our Nature.

Both the Rosling and Pinker books are on my to-read list.  Another book in the same vein which I have read is "Abundance: The future is better than you think" by Peter H. Diamandis  & Steven Kotler, which is excellent.

I have that one too, but haven't read it yet.
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