Hans Rosling with
Ola Rosling and Anna Rosling Ronnlund
Review by Roy Murry, Author
After passing away from cancer Hans' family, Ola and Anna published this exciting book, written by Hans, about why people are wrong about their conception of the world and the facts they misconstrue. Hans' gives the reader much to think about in the way he presents his FACTS.
He uses a number of the four-level scale of human groupings to give the reader a new conception of the world around us - poverty to wealth. One example is the poorest use their fingers (Level 1) to brush teeth while the wealthy use power run toothbrushes (Level 4).
He notes that there is no room for facts when fear and prejudices occupy our people's minds - we and them ideologies. "...the simple and beautiful idea of equality can lead to a simplistic idea that all problems are caused by inequality, which we should always oppose; and that the solution to problems is the redistribution of resources, which we should always support," is Rosling's solution to the health wealth of the world.
The resolve of how this world solution can be put into practice is the crux of Hans' 'FACTFULNESS.' The reader may agree with him or not, but he sets forth some challenges we all can understand even if it is not in our powers to change them.