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Exploration of World Happiness

I made an interactive visualization website of the state of global happiness including six factors – economic production, social support, life expectancy, freedom, absence of corruption, and generosity – that strongly contribute to making life evaluations higher. The source of data is the World Happiness Report; the happiness scores and rankings use data from the […]

A Humanist and Statistician on World Population

This documentary film, presented as an entertaining talk by Hans Rosling, features human stories and statistics on the changing demographics of the world’s population. One of the themes is how education and better health leads to slower population growth. There are some statistics here that should halt moral aspersions against populace places in the world. […]

Why does the myth of overpopulation persist?

I just published a controversial article over at 3 Quarks Daily. I ask why the myth of overpopulation persists. The idea that human population is growing out of control is in factual disagreement with the numbers that show the growth rate of humanity is now slowing. But of course, the subject is complicated and it […]