Great, great video from 'lil Steve who got it from Kyle Saunders:
Shows changes in wealth and health for countries over the past 200 years. Just a great video that is so clear and makes some important points. One that is overlooked--the consistently lousy situation of the "blue" countries--Sub-Saharan Africa. The US/China comparison is, of course, pretty interesting, especially how China had to recover from the Great Leap Forward.
Check it out--the most educational four minutes of youtube of the decade.
PS In a previous post, Steve suggests that my success relative to his (his take, not mine) must be due to my good looks since I am shorter than him (and shorter than the average American male, I suppose) and I certainly don't work harder than him (he was blogging about height impacting success and lil Steve is significantly taller than I am). Of course, this assertion of his (that I am better looking) shows that he is not as good of a social scientist. Where is the data? (Rate your prof no longer lists counts of peppers...) I would think if I have produced more stuff it is because I chose to be flexible about location in exchange for course reductions and more grant money, whereas he chose a particular locale rather than a place that would facilitate research. Or it could be my beard.