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Stephen Moore and Julian Simon say yes. And their fascinating book will equip you with the examples and statistics you'll need to counter those doomsayers and support the case that life is getting better, ...
Stephen Moore and Julian Simon say yes. And their fascinating book will equip you with the examples and statistics you'll need to counter those doomsayers and support the case that life is getting better, not worse. It's Getting Better All the Time: 100 Greatest Trends of the Last 100 Years provides a much needed antidote to the negativism we usually read and hear.
This important research study documents how almost every indicator of health, environmental quality, safety, welfare, and social conditions reveals great progress over the past 100 years.
This book boldly shatters the myth that the world's best days are behind it. "There has been more improvement in the human condition in the past 100 years than in all previous centuries combined since man first appeared on the earth," write the authors. "This is the best time on earth to have ever lived." And it's getting better all the time.
|List of Figures||vii|
|Section II||Diets and Nutrition||49|
|Section IV||The State of Poor Americans||73|
|Section V||The State of Children and Teens||81|
|Section VI||The American Worker||91|
|Section VII||Leisure, Recreation, and Entertainment||105|
|Section IX||Transportation and Communications||129|
|Section X||Invention, Innovation, and Scientific Progress||145|
|Section XI||The Information Age||151|
|Section XIV||Environmental Protection||183|
|Section XV||Natural Resources: An Age of Abundance||195|
|Section XVI||Social and Cultural Indicators||207|
|Section XVII||Human Achievement in Sports||223|
|Section XVIII||The Remarkable Gains by Women||231|
|Section XIX||The Decline of Racism||241|
|Section XX||Freedom and Democracy||253|