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The Resource It's Better Than It Looks : Reasons for Optimism in an Age of Fear, Gregg Easterbrook

It's Better Than It Looks : Reasons for Optimism in an Age of Fear, Gregg Easterbrook

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It's Better Than It Looks : Reasons for Optimism in an Age of Fear
Title
It's Better Than It Looks
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Reasons for Optimism in an Age of Fear
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Gregg Easterbrook
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eng
Summary
The surprising and much-needed truth: despite political turmoil, the modern world is better off than everThe problems we face today are serious: fascism, terrorism, environmental collapse, racial and economic inequality, and more. Yet, as Gregg Easterbrook shows in this sweeping work of history, the overall condition of the United States and most of the world is the best it has ever been.In the United States, disease, crime, discrimination, and most forms of pollution are in long-term decline, while longevity and education keep rising and economic indicators are better than in any past generation. Worldwide, malnutrition and extreme poverty are at historic lows, and the risk of dying by war or violence is the lowest in human history.This isn't just good luck. The Arrow of History shows the reason most things get better is that political, social, and technological reforms are more effective than generally understood, and they provide real hope in conquering our next set of challenges. In an age of discord and fear-mongering, The Arrow of History makes a powerful case for optimism about the human prospect--because optimism is the best argument for reform
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Easterbrook, Gregg
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306.09
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HM891
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Read by Oliver Wyman
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Wyman, Oliver
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  • Progress
  • Quality of life
  • Civilization, Modern
  • Economic history
  • Social history
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It's Better Than It Looks : Reasons for Optimism in an Age of Fear, Gregg Easterbrook
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 sound file (14 hr., 27 min., 23 sec.))
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9781549114939
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It's Better Than It Looks : Reasons for Optimism in an Age of Fear, Gregg Easterbrook
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unknown
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unknown
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online resource
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 sound file (14 hr., 27 min., 23 sec.))
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unknown
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online
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not applicable
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9781549114939
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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other
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853FC095-56E4-4FD3-97F7-B06BB1D3D3AC
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  • on1023862034
  • (OCoLC)1023862034
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