Bernie Sanders tries to praise communist China, ends up accidentally praising free-market principles: “They have made more progress in addressing extreme poverty than any country in the history of civilization, so they’ve done a lot of things for their people” pic.twitter.com/FqNQkOKBwG — Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) August 27, 2019
Each box represents the total number of child deaths for each specific cause. 15% of all child deaths are due to Pneumonia and other lower respiratory diseases10% are due to diarrheal diseases45% of all deaths are caused by infectious diseases pic.twitter.com/QLXeswfZNA — Max Roser (@MaxCRoser) August 10, 2019
If the media truly reported the important changes in the world, they could have run the headline NUMBER OF PEOPLE IN EXTREME POVERTY FELL BY 137,000 SINCE YESTERDAY every single day for the last 25 years. https://t.co/izjadntivj pic.twitter.com/mKcLTjHr8r — Cato Institute (@CatoInstitute) June 23, 2018
The only charitable explanation for ODA activists not dancing in the streets to celebrate the success of capitalism in abolishing extreme poverty is mass kidnappings. Their forcible detention is the only thing stopping them celebrating, I am sure.