Monday, February 17, 2020

The World is Getting Better

"Nothing is more responsible for the good old days than a bad memory."

- Franklin Pierce Adams
This is an interesting talk by Steven Pinker (who reminds me a lot of Rob Lowe, or at least the characters he plays). Lots of metrics are getting better. So why don't we feel better? (Well, maybe you do. I'm not sure about myself.) Here's an interesting idea -- the breakup of the nuclear and extended family. At least in the US.

Addressing climate change is to see that these metrics keep declining and avoid the opposite.

1 comment:

Layzej said...

The following site has dozens of indexes ranging from happiness to GDP:

On most accounts, things are getting better.