Google Gapminer

Check this out:

http://tools.google.com/gapminder

This tool shows the changes in life expectancy and per capita income by country over the past 30 years. Some countries steadily increase in both categories, like the United States. Others are more erratic.

1. China seems to have increase wealth more than health.

2. India seems to have increased health more than wealth.

3. South Africa’s life expectancy has dropped dramatically in the past decade. I imagine this is largely due to AIDS.

4. The effects of Genocide can be seen in the lower left corner when Rwanda bottoms out in the 1990s.

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