Rob Wile over at Business Insider has posted a selection of graphs that in his words “will restore your faith in humanity”. This should put many cynics on the defensive — after all, his charts clearly show that conflict is on the decline, and democracy is on the rise. But, look more closely and you’ll see that slavery is still with us, poverty and social injustice abounds, the wealthy are wealthier, conspicuous consumption is rising.
From Business Insider:
Lately, it feels like the news has been dominated by tragedies: natural disasters, evil people, and sometimes just carelessness.
But it would be a mistake to become cynical.
We’ve put together 31 charts that we think will help restore your faith in humanity.
2) Democracy’s in. Autocracy’s out.
3) Slavery is disappearing.
Read the entire article here.