IMAGES OF ECONOMIC GROWTH: HANS ROSLING’S 200 COUNTRIES OVER 200 YEARS
First, access the video under the “READINGS, VIDEOS, ARTICLES and PRESENTATIONS” folder under the Course Content tab. Locate the Module 3 subfolder.
What did you learn from watching Hans Rosling’s 5-minute video about changes in the health and wealth of countries over the past 200 years? Are all countries becoming healthier and wealthier? Who is surging ahead? Who is lagging behind? What are your conjectures about why this is the case? What would you suggest for the countries that are lagging behind the rest of the world?
In order to receive full credit for this discussion, you need to post a substantive answer of at least 50 words that explains what you learned from the video and how the video can be used to illustrate the importance of economic growth.
Please change the title of your response to reflect the main idea in the sentences that you post.
THIS IS ONE OF FOUR DISCUSSION BOARDS REQUIRED FOR MODULE 3.
Be sure to also participate in the discussion boards about (1) the Material World photos, and (2) the Hungry Planet photos.
Readning and Resources
Bade & Parkin (2015): Chapter 5 & Chapter 9
Websites and Video:
Please make sure you visit these websites/video listed below:
The Bureau of Economic Analysis http://www.bea.gov
The National Bureau of Economic Research http://www.nber.org/cycles/recessions.html
Health and Economic Growth around the World http://youtu.be/CIPx5FSUh9s (Download Transcript Here)