Hans Rosling died today of pancreatic cancer. What a loss!

If you have never watched any of his videos, these are the two main ones I recommend:

1. The washing machine. 9 minutes. And here’s my own reminiscence about my mother hand washing clothes at our summer cottage.

2. The increase in world per capita income and life expectancy. Under 5 minutes.

Here’s a beautiful recent piece on him in Nature.

HT2 Steve Horwitz.