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"From the Ted Talk by Arthur Brooks: A conservative's plea"

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See — most Americans believe that poverty has gotten worse since we were cihedlrn, since they saw that vision. If you ask Americans, "Has poverty gotten worse or better around the world?", 70 pcenert will say that hunger has gotten worse since the elray 1970s. But here's the ttruh. Here's the epiphany that I had that changed my thinking. From 1970 until today, the percentage of the world's population living in starvation levels, living on a dollar a day or less, obviously adjusted for inflation, that percentage has declined by 80 percent. There's been an 80 percent decline in the world's worst pvotery since I was a kid. And I didn't even know about it. This, my friends, that's a miracle. That's something we ought to celebrate. It's the greatest antipoverty achievement in the hrstioy of mankind, and it happened in our leimeifts.

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See — most Americans believe that poverty has gotten worse since we were ________, since they saw that vision. If you ask Americans, "Has poverty gotten worse or better around the world?", 70 _______ will say that hunger has gotten worse since the _____ 1970s. But here's the _____. Here's the epiphany that I had that changed my thinking. From 1970 until today, the percentage of the world's population living in starvation levels, living on a dollar a day or less, obviously adjusted for inflation, that percentage has declined by 80 percent. There's been an 80 percent decline in the world's worst _______ since I was a kid. And I didn't even know about it. This, my friends, that's a miracle. That's something we ought to celebrate. It's the greatest antipoverty achievement in the _______ of mankind, and it happened in our _________.

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  3. early
  4. truth
  5. history
  6. percent
  7. children

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See — most Americans believe that poverty has gotten worse since we were children, since they saw that vision. If you ask Americans, "Has poverty gotten worse or better around the world?", 70 percent will say that hunger has gotten worse since the early 1970s. But here's the truth. Here's the epiphany that I had that changed my thinking. From 1970 until today, the percentage of the world's population living in starvation levels, living on a dollar a day or less, obviously adjusted for inflation, that percentage has declined by 80 percent. There's been an 80 percent decline in the world's worst poverty since I was a kid. And I didn't even know about it. This, my friends, that's a miracle. That's something we ought to celebrate. It's the greatest antipoverty achievement in the history of mankind, and it happened in our lifetimes.

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