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18 aug 2016
If you look at all the data, it's clear there's never been a better time to be alive
Do We Live in a Golden Age? Just Look at the Data
By Chelsea Follett

Johan Norberg has just put out an incredible article in the Spectator about human progress and the persistence of pessimism. Even in ancient inscriptions dating as far back as 3,800 B.C., one can find lines like, “We have fallen upon evil times, politics is corrupt and the social fabric is fraying.” Many people voice similar thoughts today. Yet by practically every objective measure life is improving. Read the full article here

Chelsea Follett is the managing editor of HumanProgress.org.

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