"By almost any measure, the world is better than it has ever been. People are living longer, healthier lives. Many nations that were aid recipients are now self-sufficient. You might think that such striking progress would be widely celebrated, but in fact, Melinda and I are struck by how many people think the world is getting worse. The belief that the world can’t solve extreme poverty and disease isn’t just mistaken. It is harmful. That’s why in this year’s letter we take apart some of the myths that slow down the work. The next time you hear these myths, we hope you will do the same."Everyone should read that newsletter and look at those 3 MYTHS, because what Gates has written so strongly contradicts the world view that is presented to us by mainstream media day in and day out.
Have we been misled?
You mean we are not on the edge of Armageddon?
These are issues that go to the heart
of national and world politics everywhere.
Is it possible that many political doomsayers
and many others pushing dogmas of financial or religious salvation
have been twisting the truth about
the actual state of the world
just to get elected
or to push their own selfish views?
Hat tip to Timothy Egan at the New York Times in Billionaires and Boasts.