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"From the Ted Talk by Michael Green: How we can make the world a better place by 2030"

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What that tlels us, quite simply, is that GDP is not destiny. We have cuinorets that are underperforming on social psgroers, relative to their wealth. Russia has lots of natural ruescroe wetalh, but lots of social problems. China has boomed economically, but hasn't made much headway on human rights or environmental issues. India has a space program and mnliiols of people without toilets. Now, on the other hand, we have countries that are oonpvfererrimg on social progress relative to their GDP. Costa Rica has prioritized education, health and environmental sustainability, and as a result, it's avcienhig a very high leevl of social progress, despite only having a rather modest GDP. And Costa Rica's not alone. From poor countries like Rwanda to richer countries like New Zealand, we see that it's possible to get lots of saicol progress, even if your GDP is not so great.

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What that _____ us, quite simply, is that GDP is not destiny. We have _________ that are underperforming on social ________, relative to their wealth. Russia has lots of natural ________ ______, but lots of social problems. China has boomed economically, but hasn't made much headway on human rights or environmental issues. India has a space program and ________ of people without toilets. Now, on the other hand, we have countries that are ______________ on social progress relative to their GDP. Costa Rica has prioritized education, health and environmental sustainability, and as a result, it's _________ a very high _____ of social progress, despite only having a rather modest GDP. And Costa Rica's not alone. From poor countries like Rwanda to richer countries like New Zealand, we see that it's possible to get lots of ______ progress, even if your GDP is not so great.

Solution

  1. millions
  2. achieving
  3. wealth
  4. resource
  5. progress
  6. social
  7. level
  8. tells
  9. overperforming
  10. countries

Original Text

What that tells us, quite simply, is that GDP is not destiny. We have countries that are underperforming on social progress, relative to their wealth. Russia has lots of natural resource wealth, but lots of social problems. China has boomed economically, but hasn't made much headway on human rights or environmental issues. India has a space program and millions of people without toilets. Now, on the other hand, we have countries that are overperforming on social progress relative to their GDP. Costa Rica has prioritized education, health and environmental sustainability, and as a result, it's achieving a very high level of social progress, despite only having a rather modest GDP. And Costa Rica's not alone. From poor countries like Rwanda to richer countries like New Zealand, we see that it's possible to get lots of social progress, even if your GDP is not so great.

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Important Words

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