Big Picture News, Informed Analysis

This blog is written by Canadian journalist Donna Laframboise. Posts appear Monday & Wednesday.

The Basement, the Penthouse & the 2-Stop Elevator in Between

It’s no longer accurate to talk about the developed vs the developing world.

November 19, 2018

Systematically Ignorant Nobel Laureates

Scientists score lower than chimpanzees when quizzed about basic, state-of-the-world facts.

October 31, 2018

Our Ignorance is Breathtaking – We Should be Humble

We humans consistently miss the big picture. The world is improving dramatically, but our brains are addicted to worry and fear.

December 20, 2016

Recent Decades: An Amazing Global Success Story

Far fewer human beings perish before their fifth birthday than ever before. More of us live longer. This is worth celebrating.

February 23, 2013