Today’s read is from Ronald Bailey, the science correspondent for Reason.
Most of you think that the world, in general, is getting worse. You are wrong. Citing uncontroversial data on major global trends, I will prove to you that this dark view of humanity’s prospects is, in large part, badly mistaken.
How do I know most of you believe that things are bad and getting worse? Because that’s what you tell pollsters.
So why are so many smart people like you wrong about the improving state of the world?
Read the entire column for data showing the end isn’t (may not be) near.