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Summary & Analysis of Factfulness: A Guide to the Book by Hans Rosling

Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World - and Why Things Are Better Than You Think
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Narrated by: Satauna Howery
Length: 53 mins
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Publisher's Summary

Please note: This is a summary and analysis of the book and not the original book.

Hans Rosling challenges everything you thought you knew about the world in his groundbreaking book, Factfulness.

Think you know what percent of the world is vaccinated? Or many people have access to electricity? Rosling proves that whatever you think, you're most likely wrong. Learn how to fight your own personal bias and get a more realistic perspective on the world with Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong about the World - and Why Things Are Better Than You Think

What does this ZIP Reads summary include?

  • Synopsis of the original book
  • Rosling's original quiz to help determine where your world view stands
  • The ten "instincts" that lead us astray
  • Detailed guidance on how to fight the instincts
  • Anecdotal evidence of damange the instincts can have
  • Analysis of troves of Rosling's data to paint a clearer picture of the world
  • Editorial review
  • Background on the author

About the Original Book: In Factfulness, Rosling has compiled a life of work and research into a call-to-action for reason, rationality, and data. He argues that most people assume the world is worse off today than it was in the past, and that this is patently false. Using decades, and sometimes centuries, of data, he systemically counters many common notions held today - that the world is more violent, that more people live in poverty, and that population growth is not truly exponential - to name a few.

DISCLAIMER: This book is intended as a companion to, not a replacement for, Factfulness. ZIP Reads is wholly responsible for this content.

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