Most people think that the world is getting worse. That’s the picture painted by the news. It seems like there’s more violence and misery in the world than ever before.
In reality, the opposite is true: the world is richer, happier, healthier and safer than ever before.
- Enlightentment Now (book) by Steven Pinker
- The Better Angels of Our Nature (book) by Steven Pinker
- The Rational Optimist (book) by Matt Ridley
- Factfulness (book) by Hans Rosling
- Is the world getting better or worse? (TED Talk) by Steven Pinker
- The surprising decline of violence (TED Talk) by Steven Pinker
- The magic washing machine (TED Talk) by Hans Rosling
- Don’t use news media to understand the world (interview with Hans Rosling)