Kristof on Progress

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02 Oct 2015

Nicholas Kristof on journalism and progress:

The proportion of the world’s population living in extreme poverty…has fallen by more than half, from 35 percent in 1993 to 14 percent in 2011 (the most recent year for which figures are available from the World Bank).

When 95 percent of Americans are completely unaware of a transformation of this magnitude, that reflects a flaw in how we journalists cover the world — and I count myself among the guilty.

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