3 MYTHS ABOUT THE WORLD’S POOR
Life is improving for most people on this planet: and if we can challenge our assumptions things will improve even more
The truth opens the way to a better future for all of us.
BY ALMOST ANY MEASURE, the world is better off now than it has ever been. Extreme poverty has been cut in half over the past 25 years, child mortality rates are plunging around the globe, and many of the countries that have long relied on foreign aid are now self-sufficient.
So why do so many people seem to think things are getting worse? Much of the reason is because they’re in the grip of three deeply damaging myths about global poverty and development. But the belief