...and that is a good thing. Max Roser charts the disconnect between what is actually happening, and what people in countries like ours think is happening. Link. This time with a focus on infant mortality. Hans Rosling, in his book (co-written with Anna Rosling Ronnland and Ola Rosling) explains the reason why infant mortality is such a good metric to focus on. Infants are so fragile that their successful journey in the first year of life tells us all sorts of things about the provision of healthcare, warm housing, nutrition, to effectively daily hygiene.