The Story Behind The Numbers : TED Radio Hour Is life today better than ever before? Does the data bear that out? This hour, TED speakers explore the stories we tell with numbers — and whether those stories portray the full picture.

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The Story Behind The Numbers

The Story Behind The Numbers

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The Story Behind The Numbers

Is life today better than ever before? Does the data bear that out? This hour, TED speakers explore the stories we tell with numbers — and whether those stories portray the full picture.

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Steven Pinker: Can Numbers Show Us That Progress Is Inevitable?

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Hanna Rosin: Data Shows Women Have Progressed. But What's Next?

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Michael Green: What Does GDP Not Tell Us?

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Paul Gilding: How Do We Continue To Grow If The Earth Has Reached Its Limit?

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