As the year draws to a close, there’s a video I highly recommend watching.  It shows that mankind is truly making great progress in terms of lifespan and income.  I had no idea that things are really getting that much better around the globe.  Take a look at this outstanding and informative presentation.  It is entitled Hans Rosling’s 200 Countries, 200 Years, 4 Minutes – The Joy of Stats – BBC Four.

The point of this is not to pat ourselves on the back.  It’s to redouble our efforts to address both the inequality and monstrous poverty that still grips many millions around the globe.  We can do much better.

Best wishes for healthy and prosperous 2011.