Comments on: The world looks like it’s getting worse. Here’s why it’s not. http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/04/28/the-world-looks-like-its-getting-worse-heres-why-its-not/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Jeanie2Gonzalez http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/04/28/the-world-looks-like-its-getting-worse-heres-why-its-not/#comment-1129877 Mon, 11 Apr 2016 08:33:29 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=39810#comment-1129877 great points

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By: wastingtime http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/04/28/the-world-looks-like-its-getting-worse-heres-why-its-not/#comment-1007868 Tue, 28 Apr 2015 21:42:53 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=39810#comment-1007868 Things are just getting better and better. Hmm, where have I heard that before? The truth of things might not be so rosy.

From The Atlantic 6/12/14 Good news: Economists at Oxford have come up with a better method for measuring global poverty. Bad news: There are way more poor people than previously thought.

From April 21st Gaurdian article: Hundreds of millions more people could be living in extreme poverty than official estimates suggest, according to a study about how global development is being hindered by a lack of data about the world’s poorest people.

So the current world bank stats below that I assume this article is referencing actually look pretty grim to me and are in fact gross underestimates.

the following World bank stats say these numbers an improvement over previous years: Nearly 1/2 of the world’s population — more than 3 billion people — live on less than $2.50 a day. More than 1.3 billion live in extreme poverty — less than $1.25 a day.

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By: idoltarbell http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/04/28/the-world-looks-like-its-getting-worse-heres-why-its-not/#comment-1006161 Tue, 28 Apr 2015 16:56:56 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=39810#comment-1006161 Some of us prefer a world in permanent turmoil. It gives one a sense of belonging. The news is full of chaos and comedy. Writers believe these are earth-shaking events. From Baltimore to Nepal, from Brian Williams to Bruce Jenner, its just an enormous comedy to react to and love for most of us. Irony abounds, real events don’t really seem to matter. Its bread and circuses for most of us, without quite the bread we’re used to. But we’ll play along until the water runs out, to the last man. This may be how the neanderthals perished.

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By: H4vana http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/04/28/the-world-looks-like-its-getting-worse-heres-why-its-not/#comment-1005767 Tue, 28 Apr 2015 15:49:05 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=39810#comment-1005767 Why does everything need to be turned into a race issue? There is nothing in this article that is racist and you still somehow found something to complain about. Is there something wrong with white people or any other race?

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By: LetBalanceCome http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/04/28/the-world-looks-like-its-getting-worse-heres-why-its-not/#comment-1005487 Tue, 28 Apr 2015 15:03:59 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=39810#comment-1005487 Hey Canyon- the guy in the top picture is not “White”.

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By: LetBalanceCome http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/04/28/the-world-looks-like-its-getting-worse-heres-why-its-not/#comment-1005464 Tue, 28 Apr 2015 15:02:22 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=39810#comment-1005464 Good points, true. If we examine history there were many other times when poverty, disease, famine and war were worse than today. The media focus is part of the perception. Take the US race issue- There are 315 MILLION Americans, and 12 or 14 blacks are hurt or killed by police, most after criminal activity and resisting police, and the media has people thinking that if you are Black you will be killed by police.

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By: CanyonLiveOak http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/04/28/the-world-looks-like-its-getting-worse-heres-why-its-not/#comment-1005161 Tue, 28 Apr 2015 14:13:21 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=39810#comment-1005161 In weighing the relative merits of your opinion (since this is an opinion piece), should I assumed that your opinion arises from a world where four out of four intelligent men are white? Forgive me if I am in error, but this is the world you have portrayed visually in your article.

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