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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

50 Facts That Should Change The World (2004)

Author: Jessica Williams | Page Count: 303
These are facts, but they are not immutable truths. It's not too late to change the way our world works.
A collection of 50 essays that reveal not only the facts themselves, but also the circumstances of their existence, their extent and possible solutions. Some are more pressing than others, but all are engrossing especially if one takes the time to think about them further. Some are a problem only in certain countries like the UK's overuse of surveillance or the USA's unpaid dues to the United Nations, but the majority are grave global problems such as the deadline for oil reserves or the size of the illegal drug trade.

It is a quick, but fascinating read for anyone who feels like being enlightened a bit to some real problems both ethical and technical. The engrossment is helped by Ms. Williams concise, but compassionate prose that feels both knowledgeable and sincere. Despite it being written in 2004, it is astounding how many of the facts are still ongoing. There is also an updated 2.0 version which should be checked out for anyone wanting some real issues to learn about and possibly help fix. Or at the very least some decent conversation topics. You know, if you're an asshole.

4 Exploitations of developing countries out of 5


Dr Faustus said...

I have '50 Things You're Not Supposed To Know' from the same publisher.

cuckoo77 said...

I have 50 Things Doc Didn't Know Were In His Ass underneath my bed.

Dr Faustus said...

If you remove the italics that sentence gets much more interesting.