Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Optimism from a Chipotle bag............

Full Steven Pinker section here.  Excerpt here:

"As it happens, the numbers tell a surprisingly happy story.  Violent crime has fallen by half since 1992, and fiftyfold since the Middle Ages.  Over the past 60 years the number of wars and number of people killed in wars have plummeted.  Worldwide, fewer babies die, more children go to school, more people live in democracies, more can afford simple luxuries, fewer get sick, and more live to old age."

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