I have a neighbor who knows 200 types of wine. … I only know two types of wine — red and white. But my neighbor only knows two types of countries — industrialized and developing. And I know 200.

Hans Rosling

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“New Insights on Poverty.” TED2007. Mar. 2007. Conference Presentation.

Source: "New Insights on Poverty." TED2007. Mar. 2007. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: This quote by researcher Hans Rosling means that while he does not know that much about wine, he knows a lot about the different types of countries in terms of their industrialization level. Says Rosling, there are a rich variety of types of national economies -- hundreds, in fact -- ranging from developing to industrialized. The quote is from Rosling's 2007 TED Talk, "New Insights on Poverty." Watch the full TED Talk here: Hans Rosling - New Insights on Poverty