Seven charts that show the world is actually becoming a better place

So many people think that the world is becoming a worse and worse place when actually the opposite is the case. How can there be such a divergence between perception and reality?

In short, it’s because we concentrate on the headlines – which are overwhelmingly negative – instead of looking at the trendlines – which are generally very positive.

Two recent books have argued this case in detail: “Enlightment Now” [my review here] and “Factfulness” [my review here].

If you don’t have time to read the books, at least read my reviews and this blog posting on seven charts that show that the world is becoming better.


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