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Things are getting better in the third world

By Jonathan Power  

Far fewer babies are born, and they're living longer

We live in exciting times. I am not talking about the advances of medicine, science and engineering. Nor the growth of the internet, the mobile phone or the fact that Africa is the world’s fastest growing market for the latter… I could go on.

I’m talking about the dramatic drops in child mortality, birth rates and death rates in the poorest countries. It’s a trend that appears to be accelerating,…

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