Here’s Hans Rosling showing the statistics of the world’s economic progress through time.
This presentation shows how we are well-off today compared to the countries hundreds of years ago.
I believe the reason why the world has experienced remarkable progress in the last 200-400 hundred years is because of the entrance of a Biblical worldview of wealth. This view started during from the Reformation, Enlightenment and ultimately to the Industrialization Era in the British Isles.
The Protestant Worldview of work and wealth paved the way to bless the world not just in the spiritual realm, but also in economics and health such as what this video explains about.