Here is a question to put to you over Xmas time, the season of joy and hope: what has been the best news for you this year in the sense of the most uplifting development in Australia or the world?
For me, it has been the continued economic growth in India, China, and much of Latin America. It has been another fantastic year on that front with growth rates expected to be around 7-8% in the South-East Asian corner for many countries (official statistics take a while). It means over half of humanity is continuing to rapidly climb out of poverty, low life expectancy, illiteracy, etc. Great news indeed.
Please add your ‘best news’ observation in the comment thread and I will compile a synopsis of them after the break.