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9 Reasons The World Is Better Than Ever, According To Bill And Melinda Gates

The Microsoft founder and his wife argued against downbeat conventional wisdom in the Gates Foundation's annual letter, published Tuesday morning. They made the case to BuzzFeed in GIF form.

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5. Because of how many countries have graduated from needing foreign aid, less than 1% of the American budget goes to aid.

In a survey, Americans indicated that they think 25% of the budget goes to foreign aid, and that 10% of the budget should. In reality, less than 1% of the American budget goes to foreign aid.


Additionally, women with no schooling had three more children on average than women who attended high school.

The cumulative effect of these changes is a slow-down in population growth worldwide, which dispels the myth that improving health care leads to overpopulation.