Tuesday, 13 October 2015 11:24
The Most Important Thing, and It’s Almost a SecretWritten by Nicholas Kristof
We journalists are a bit like vultures, feasting on war, scandal and disaster. Turn on the news, and you see Syrian refugees, Volkswagen corruption, dysfunctional government. Yet that reflects a selection bias in how we report the news: We cover planes that crash, not planes that take off. Indeed, maybe the most important thing happening in the world today is something that we almost never cover: a stunning decline in poverty, illiteracy and disease....................Download the full article in pdf attachment (below)
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Nicholas Kristof is a 'New York Times' columnist.