Talk about divergence

I agree with Hans Rosling in that an effective way of introducing the basic facts of economic development to students is through myth debunking. The resources provided in his website are certainly useful in this respect. One of the best ways to use this resource is to find those striking cases of divergence in outcomes that disprove a generally accepted fact. A particularly example I find mind-blowing is the stark divergence in the evolution of incomes and life expectancy in Equatorial Guinea and Madagascar between 1990 and 2012…