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Bill Gates: Know the myths that block progress

Bill Gates: Know the myths that block progress

Jan 21, 2014

In the Gates Annual Newsletter, Bill Gates highlights the theme ‘Three myths that block progress for the poor’ by writing:

“By almost any measure, the world is better than it has ever been. People are living longer, healthier lives. Many nations that were aid recipients are now self-sufficient. You might think that such striking progress would be widely celebrated, but in fact, Melinda and I are struck by how many people think the world is getting worse. The belief that the world can’t solve extreme poverty and disease, isn’t just mistaken. It is harmful. That’s why in this year’s letter we take apart some of the myths that slow down the work. The next time you hear these myths, we hope you will do the same.” ~ Bill Gates

Take a moment to view the letter and see what progress has been made – and how many books, articles and news stories may just be based on myth. Click here for the Gates Annual Newsletter 2014

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