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February 02, 2010
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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 â and whether those stories portray the full picture. Guests include psychologist Steven Pinker, economists Tyler Cowen and Michael Green, journalist Hanna Rosin, and environmental activist Paul Gilding.
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