This is a well-written book that will fail in its objective to get us to put facts first.
As Scott Adams explains in Win Bigly: Persuasion in a World Where Facts Don't Matter, people are persuaded mainly through emotion even though we think that we arrived at a position through rational arguments based on facts.
Rosling does address several issues with facts:
- how accurate is the data?
- they are contested (especially if they seem to conflict with one's beliefs)
- barriers to access to facts - not all facts are readily accessible to everyone either through cost, knowing where to look, or understanding what the facts mean.
- political agendas behind the collection and dissemination of facts.
Rosling's anecdotes help to expand on his points.
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- Listening Length: 7 hours and 59 minutes
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- Publisher: Sceptre
- Audible.com.au Release Date: 3 April 2018
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- Language: English, English
- ASIN: B0787M4JWY
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