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There Has Never Been a Better Time to Be Alive and These Charts Prove It

Oxford economist Max Roser* of Our World in Data has dedicated his career to promoting a statistically informed view of global development through research and data visualization. The following charts sum up world progress on many fronts for the last two centuries, proving that though things may seem chaotic at times the world is, in fact, safer than ever before.

*Max Roser is an economist at the University of Oxford and the founder of Our World in Data. He began the project in 2011 and for several years was the sole author, until receiving funding for the formation of a team. Max's research focuses on poverty, health, and the distribution of incomes. He has a background in economics, geoscience, and philosophy.

Tags: infographics, education, economics, big picture

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