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Human Development Index Looking Up!

To add more weight to what I was saying yesterday, this wikipedia list of countries sorted by human development index shows that the vast majority of countries seem to be seeing a rise in standard of living.

Look at all those green arrows in the HDI column! While the Rank column has quite a few red arrows, what’s most important here is that countries are developing compared to their past (while outpacing their peers is more of an afterthought in my book).

The index is calculated using life expectancy, education (by literacy rates and the gross enrollment ratio) and the GDP per capita at purchasing power parity (PPP).


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