Tuesday, July 10, 2012

The Coffin-Maker Benchmark - NYTimes.com

Such a good article. The world is becoming a better place very quickly. Maybe faster than ever.

The Coffin-Maker Benchmark - NYTimes.com:
"“Before, a lot of people were dying of AIDS,” said Moeketsi Monamela, a 33-year-old coffin maker here in Maseru, the capital of the mountainous kingdom of Lesotho. A half-dozen years ago, he sometimes crafted 20 coffins a month, he said. Now, he typically sells five or six.
 “Now there is medication, so fewer people are dying of AIDS,” Monamela explained. “I’m not very happy because this is my future.”"

Found this by following Paul Graham on Twitter.