Thursday, May 10, 2007

How to make statistics fascinating--a Friday video

HT to Byron for this one.

It's about the getting a fact based big picture sense of what is happening in the whole world

4 comments:

Sharon said...
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Sharon said...

(Sorry about the deleted post- fingers faster than the brain today.)

Excellent! Thanks so much for posting this. I studied development and health for nearly four years and he sums it up in 20 minutes...!

Megs said...

thanks for the yummy pancake lovely! hot! tasty!

the thing i liked about this snippet was the realisation that i am not in control of - and therefore not responsible for - the world's economic trends.

So what IS an individual, or a family's, role in social justice for the underprivileged?

Sharon said...

Megs... good question. I'm wrestling with that myself. A decade ago, as an idealistic young thing I was quite sure of my role but now I really don't know. The more I read and learn, the more confusing and complicated it all gets. But I know there must be something. At the very least I am challenged to live as ethically and carefully as we can, always mindful of the impacts of our lifestyle on others; trying to prevent the bad and encourage the positive impacts we have.