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Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World

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Comments and mentions from HN threads:

Ask HN: Books you read in 2018?

beat: This is the best, most useful book I've read in many years, and totally changed how I think about my thinking, and how other people (especially smart people) think. This is a must-read for anyone who thinks they're engaged and well-informed.

chrisherd: Awesome, most important book I read this year

joekrill: Amazing book, as recommended by Bill Gates, and I see why. Very timely and important given the current social climate. A must read for literally everyone.

kaypro: Highly Recommended! My favorite book this year

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Ask HN: Great books you read in 2018?

grecy: Without a doubt Factfulness. It gives a better factual basis for the state of the world today than everything else I have read in my life, combined!

Ask HN: What books changed the way you think about almost everything?

beat: For the past year or so, I've been trying hard to understand why people act the way they do, when those actions and beliefs are often irrational. This book brought so much of that together.

grecy: Absolutely opened my eyes to the realities of the world we live in.

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Ask HN: Recommend one book I need to read this summer?

retepnap: The book uncovers our misconceptions about what is going on in the world in terms of global population, health and prosperity. It provides you with a sharpened sense of where the world is going and what factors play a role in this development.

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Ask HN: Best books you read in the past decade?

gpanders: Factfulness and Enlightenment Now utterly transformed my outlook on life and the state of the world. These two books turned me from a cynical complainer into an optimist. Cannot recommend them highly enough.

lucb1e: Factfulness is the most impactful book I've ever read. ...

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