Sanders apoplectic, free markets, constitutional democracy, reformed religions, and limited governments solve extreme poverty . . .
. . . not Socialism.
Notice how the curve begins before Socialism, and the end of Socialism has no effect on the curve.
The Bern Stumped by Venezuela
"[W]hat has to be the Greatest and Single-Most Remarkable Achievement in Human History – the significant reduction of the share of the world’s population living in extreme poverty over the last two hundred years, especially the 84% reduction in just the last 40 years from 60% of the world population in 1970 to less than 10% last year. As AEI president Arthur Brooks explained several years ago, we can thank the free enterprise system for that remarkable reduction in world poverty, it’s America’s gift to the world and the best anti-poverty program ever invented.
Source: Max Roser’s “Our World in Data” website, where “extreme poverty” is defined as “living at a consumption (or income) level below 1.90 international $s per day. International $s are adjusted for price differences between countries and for price changes over time (inflation).'"
All of Rosling's TED talks are good, but the one below is perhaps my favorite. I cannot recommend them strongly enough. Note: he falls into the global warming alarmism on occasion, but it is a minor fault comparatively.
Here is the list of Rosling's TED talks:
Hans Rosling TED