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Documenting the improving state of the world with data, charts & maps. A project of the @CatoInstitute.

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Joined on August 08, 2012

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We looked inside some of the tweets by @HumanProgress and here's what we found interesting.

Inside 100 Tweets

Time between tweets:
4 hours
Average replies
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Average retweets
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Average likes
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"Here are the number of deaths from climate-related events over the last 100 years – from around 500,000 to 20,000 per year, despite a fourfold increase in world population." - @johanknorberg  https://buff.ly/2W3jAgd 

"Here are the number of deaths from climate-related events over the last 100 years – from around 500,000 to 20,000 per year, despite a fourfold increase in world population." - @johanknorberg https://buff.ly/2W3jAgd 

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Air conditioning is important for the economy. In machine shops, productivity is at its peak at 65 degrees Fahrenheit with humidity between 65 and 75 percent. Productivity is 15 percent lower at 75 degrees and 28 percent lower at 86 degrees.

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Lest it be forgotten, in spite of the horrors of the 20th century, humanity has entered the new millennium more numerous, longer-living, richer, healthier, more educated and, even, more peaceful than ever before.

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Scientists think that a ‘master gene’ is wired in humans and are now trying to find a way to tweak its circuitry to reap its regenerative benefits.

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Scientists have discovered that that in worms, a section of non-coding or ‘junk’ DNA controls the activation of a ‘master control gene’ called early growth response (EGR) which acts like a power switch, turning regeneration on or off.

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Are we running out of resources? We don’t think so! Instead of making resources scarcer, population growth has gone hand in hand with greater resource abundance. Join us for our event on the newly published Simon Abundance Index: https://buff.ly/2ub9Q7y  #SimonAbundanceIndex

Are we running out of resources? We don’t think so! Instead of making resources scarcer, population growth has gone hand in hand with greater resource abundance. Join us for our event on the newly published Simon Abundance Index: https://buff.ly/2ub9Q7y  #SimonAbundanceIndex

AIDS experts said the case is a proof of the concept that scientists will one day be able to end AIDS, and marks a “critical moment” in the search for an HIV cure.

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Contrary to popular belief, America's middle class is disappearing primarily because people are moving into higher income groups, not because they are falling into poverty.

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Due to primitive sanitary conditions in Victorian London there "was constant outbursts of bacterial stomach infections, the most fearful of all being dysentery, which swept away many victims of both sexes and of all ages within a few hours or days.”

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Labor market participation offers women economic independence and more social bargaining power. Factory work, despite its poor reputation, empowered women in the 19th-century United States.

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“We are witnessing the first decline in global inequality between world citizens since the Industrial Revolution.”-- Branko Milanovic

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Since 1988, more than 2.5 billion children have been immunized and incidences of polio infections have fallen by more than 99.99 percent. That is, they fell from 350,000 annual cases, to just 22 new cases across 3 countries in 2017.

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Even if overpopulation were a problem, it is one with an expiration date: due to falling global birth rates, demographers estimate the world population will decrease in the long run, after peaking around the year 2070.

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Harvard University psychologist @sapinker estimates that 61 workers per 100,000 employees died in work-related accidents as late as 1913. That number fell to 3.2 in 2015. That's a 95% reduction in work fatalities over a little more than 100 years.

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Was the Industrial Revolution good or bad for humanity? Consider the following. Between 1831 and 1881, French incomes rose by 100 percent. As such, France made twice as much economic progress in 50 years as it did in the previous 1,800 years.

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As @JohankNorberg notes, in pre-industrial times it was common for “children to start working from seven years of age”.

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Trade has enriched humanity, continuously providing cheaper and better goods while dramatically decreasing global poverty. Extreme poverty's end is now in sight. Yet we seldom hear of the incredible benefits of exchange.

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A staggering 19 in 20 Americans don't realize that extreme poverty has halved. How is it possible that so many people are unaware of the extraordinary and unprecedented decline in world poverty that has been achieved in the last twenty years?

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Extreme poverty has declined significantly, to the point where its end may actually be in sight. So next time you hear someone bemoaning a supposed rise in world poverty, encourage them to have a look at the evidence for themselves.

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All of Africa benefited from the technological advances that occurred in free market countries. The airplane, an American invention, flies life-saving medicines into the deepest Congo.

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In 1955 fewer than 2% of U.S. residences had air conditioning; by 1980 over half were air conditioned.

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